BirthdayDecember 0, 1950

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Otto Kern

    Full name: Otto Kern
    Also known as: Otto Kern, Kern, Otto
    Professions: German linguist

  2. Otto Kern Death information

    Died: Saturday, 31st of January, 1942 (Age: 7)

  3. Otto Kern Biography

    Otto Kern (February 14, 1863, Schulpforte (now part of Bad Kösen) – January 31, 1942, Halle an der Saale) was a German philologist, archaeologist and epigraphist. He specialized in the field of ancient Greek religion, being known for his investigations of Greek mystery cults and Orphism.He studied classical philology and archaeology at the Universities of Berlin and Göttingen and attained his doctorate in 1888. As a student, his instructors included Ernst Curtius, Hermann Diels and Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff. After graduation, he worked in Berlin as an assistant to Carl Robert. From 1890 to 1893, he traveled to Italy, Greece and Asia Minor, where he took part in excavations at Magnesia on the Maeander as an assistant to Carl Humann.In 1894 he qualified as a lecturer at Berlin, subsequently becoming an associate professor at the University of Rostock (1897). In 1900 he attained a full professorship, and in 1907 relocated to the University of Halle-Wittenberg, where in 1915/1916 he served as university rector.

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