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Christian Carl Josias Bunsen

BUNSEN, Christian Carl Josias. b. Corbach in Waldeck, Germany, 25 Aug 1791; d. Bonn, 28 Nov 1860. He was educated at the Universities of Marburg and Göttingen, becoming an assistant master at the Gymnasium (High School) of Göttingen. He resigned his post to engage in philological and historical research, which he continued throughout his career. He married Frances Waddington, of an English landed family, in 1817. He entered the diplomatic service, becoming Prussian Minister at Rome (1823-38), at Berne (1838-41), and Ambassador to England (1841-54). Bunsen was a man of extraordinary energy. He studied the language and antiquities of the Germanic, Indo-Persic, Semitic, and Egyptian peoples,...

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