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educator , historian , classicist

Walter Burkert, German classicist, educator, historian. Decorated Orden Pour le Mérite; recipient C.F. Gauss medal Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, 1982, Balzan prize, 1990, Ingersoll prize, 1992.

Background

Burkert, Walter was born on February 2, 1931 in Neuendettelsau, Germany. Arrived in Switzerland, 1969. Son of Adolf and Luise (Grossmann) Burkert.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Erlangen, Federal Republic Germany, 1955. Doctor of Laws, University Toronto, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Fribourg, Switzerland, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Oxford (England) University, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Chicago, 2001.

Career

Dozent University Erlangen, 1961-1965. Junior fellow Center Hellenic Studies, Washington, 1965-1966. Professor Technology University Berlin, 1966-1969, University Zürich, Switzerland, 1969-1996.

Sather professor University California, Berkeley, 1977.

Membership

Member Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, British Academy, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Maria Bosch, August 1, 1957. Children: Reinhard, Andrea, Cornelius.

father:
Adolf Burkert

mother:
Luise (Grossmann) Burkert

spouse:
Maria Bosch

child:
Reinhard Burkert

child:
Andrea Burkert

child:
Cornelius Burkert