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ancient history educator

Géza Alföldy, Hungarian Ancient history educator. Recipient Gottfrid-Wilhelm-Leibniz prize Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1986, Max-Planck prize Humboldt-Stiftung/Max-Planck Society, 1992. Member Hungarian Archeological Society (honorary), Real Academia de la Historia, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Pontificia Accademia di Archeologia, Accademia Europaea, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy Sciences.

Background

Alföldy, Géza was born on June 7, 1935 in Budapest, Hungary. Daughter of Jenö and Kornélia (Halmy) Alföldy.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Budapest, Hungary, 1959. Doctor Phil. habilitatus, University Bonn, Germany, 1966. Honorary Doctor, University Barcelona, Spain, 1988.

Honorary Doctor, University Pécs and Budapest, Hungary, 1992.

Career

Assistant City Museum Budapest, Hungary, 1957-1960, University Budapest, Hungary, 1960-1965, Archaeol. Museum, Bonn, Germany, 1965-1968. Lecturer University Bonn, Germany, 1968-1970.

Professor University Bochum, Germany, 1970-1975, University Heidelberg, Germany, since 1975. Visiting professor University Rome, 1986, École Normale, Paris, 1991, University Pécs, Hungary, 1991, 93, University Poznan, Poland, 1992, University Budapest, 1993, University La Plata, 1994, University Barcelona. 1997-1998, University La Coruña, Spain, 2000, University Debrecen, Hungary, 2000.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 30 books on ancient history and epigraphy. Editor several periodicals and series of monographs in ancient history. Contributor over 450 articles on ancient history to professional journals.

Membership

Member Hungarian Archeological Society (honorary), Real Academia de la Historia, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Pontificia Accademia di Archeologia, Accademia Europaea, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Finnish Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Sigrid Thomas, 1966. Children: Maria, Elisabeth, Henriette.

father:
Jenö Alföldy

mother:
Kornélia (Halmy) Alföldy

spouse:
Sigrid Thomas

child:
Elisabeth Alföldy

child:
Maria Alföldy

child:
Henriette Alföldy