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Barthold Niebuhr

1776–1831—55 years Born at Copenhagen—during youth visited London and Edinburgh—Was an occupant of political offices for the younger‑manhood years of his life—but in 1823,—(aged 47) retired to Bonn, and became the great Reformer of Roman History, (and ancient History generally,)— Was much excited by the French Revolution of July, 1830—said to have hastened his death Jan 1831. —see page 249–50–51 "German Literature")
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