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Victor Ehrenberg (historian)

Victor Ehrenberg (historian)

Anglo-german historian and classical scholar
The basics
Occupations Farmer Historian
Countries Germany United Kingdom
Gender male
Birth November 22, 1891 (Altona, Hamburg, Germany)
Death January 25, 1976 (London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Children: Geoffrey EltonLewis Elton
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The details

Victor Ehrenberg (22 November 1891 – 25 January 1976) was a German historian.

Ehrenberg was born in Altona, Hamburg. He was the younger brother of Hans Ehrenberg and the nephew of the jurist Victor Ehrenberg.

He served in the German Army on the Western Front during World War I and was awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd Class.

Ehrenberg was married to Eva Dorothea Ehrenberg, née Sommer (1891–1964). He was the father of Geoffrey and Lewis Elton, and grandfather of Ben Elton.

He died, aged 84, in London.


  • Ost und West. Studien zur geschichtlichen Problematik der Antike. Brno 1935.
  • Alexander and the Greeks. Blackwell, Oxford 1938.
  • The people of Aristophanes. Blackwell, Oxford 1943.
    • Deutsche Ausgabe: Aristophanes und das Volk von Athen. Eine Soziologie der altattischen Komödie. Artemis, Zürich und Stuttgart 1968.
  • Der Staat der Griechen. 2. erweiterte Auflage. Artemis, Zürich und Stuttgart 1965.
  • Polis und Imperium. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte. Hrsg. v. K. F. Stroheker und A.J. Graham. Artemis, Zürich und Stuttgart 1965.
  • From Solon to Socrates. Greek history and civilization during the sixth and fifth centuries B. C. Methuen, London 1968 und Nachdrucke, ISBN 0-415-04024-8
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