August Wilhelm Zumpt

August Wilhelm Zumpt (4 December 1815  22 April 1877 in Berlin) was a German classical scholar, known chiefly in connection with Latin epigraphy. He was a nephew of philologist Karl Gottlob Zumpt.

Born in Königsberg, Zumpt studied at the University of Berlin (1832–36). From 1839 to 1851, he was a professor at Friedrich Werder Gymnasium (Berlin), afterwards working as a professor at Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasium under the direction of Karl Ferdinand Ranke. He travelled extensively during his career; England (1845, 1860), Italy (1851, 1857, 1864), Greece, Egypt, Palestine and Asia Minor (1871–72).[1]

His papers on epigraphy (collected in "Commentationes epigraphicae", 2 vols., 1850, 1854) brought him into conflict with Theodor Mommsen in connexion with the preparation of the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum,[1] a scheme for which, drawn up by Mommsen, was approved in 1847.[2]


Wilhelm Ihne incorporated materials left by him in the seventh and eighth volumes of his "Römische Geschichte".[5]


  1. 1 2 Biography of August Wilhelm Zumpt in ADB: Zumpt, Gottlob @ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  2.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Zumpt". Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 1056.
  3. Google Search list of published works.
  4. Google Books De Reditu Suo Libri Duo
  5. Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon Wilhelm Ihne

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