Wilhelm Dörpfeld
1853-1940

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Title

Wilhelm Dörpfeld
1853-1940

Birthplace

Barmen

Place of Death

Leukas

Biographical Text

An architect by profession, he became the technical expert at the excavations in Olympia (1877-1881), Director of the German Archaeolog. School in Athens 1881-1907. In 1882 he collaborated with H. Schliemann at the excavations in Troy. Thereafter his life was devoted to excavations. The most noted of these apart from Troy and Pergamon (1890-1901) were Corfu (1913), Mycenae, Tiryns, Crete, Pylos, Leukas, which he identified with Ithaca.

Nationality

German

Source

Mrs. C. Dörpfeld, his daughter-in-law, Berlin.