Hugo Winckler, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hugo Winckler

German archaeologist

Date of Birth: 04-Jul-1863

Place of Birth: Gräfenhainichen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Date of Death: 19-Apr-1913

Profession: historian, university teacher, archaeologist, anthropologist, assyriologist

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Hugo Winckler

  • Hugo Winckler (4 July 1863 – 19 April 1913) was a German archaeologist and historian who uncovered the capital of the Hittite Empire (Hattusa) at Bogazkale, Turkey. A student of the languages of the ancient Middle East, he wrote extensively on Assyrian cuneiform and the Old Testament, compiled a history of Babylonia and Assyrian that was published in 1891, and translated both the Code of Hammurabi and the Amarna letters.
  • In 1904, he was appointed professor of Oriental languages at the University of Berlin.

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