About Jacob Burckhardt

Jacob Burckhardt
Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of both these fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history. Siegfried Giedion described Burckhardt's achievement in the following terms: "The great discoverer of the age of the Renaissance, he first showed... Wikipedia
May 25, 1818, Basel, Switzerland
August 8, 1897, Basel, Switzerland

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