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Hermann Frankel

Born: May 7, 1888

Death: Apr 8, 1977

Birthplace: Berlin

Nationality: Germany

Hermann Frankel

Date of Birth : May 7, 1888
Date of Death : Apr 8, 1977
Birth Place : Berlin

Hermann Ferdinand Frankel was a German American classical scholar. He served as professor of Ancient Greek philology at Stanford University until 1953. Son of professor Max Frankel and younger brother of de:Charlotte Frankel, Frankel studied classics at Berlin, Bonn and Gottingen. He later lectured at Gottingen, but was denied a professorship after the Machtergreifung. Eluding increasing racial discrimination by the Nazis, Frankel immigrated to the United States in 1935. He was offered a professorship at Stanford only short after. He also held guest professorships at University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University. Frankel made important contributions to Early Greek poetry and philosophy interpretation. His son Hans Frankel became a noted scholar of Chinese.


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