Friedrich Hultsch

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Friedrich Otto Hultsch (born July 22, 1833 in Dresden ; † April 6, 1906 there ) was a German classical philologist and mathematician .


After attending the Dresden Kreuzschule , Friedrich Hultsch studied classical philology in Leipzig from 1851 to 1855 . A probationary year at the Kreuzschule was followed in 1857 by employment as 2nd adjunct at the Nikolaischule in Leipzig. The following year he became a teacher at the Zwickau grammar school and in 1861 he returned to the service of the Kreuzschule, which he headed as principal from 1868 until his retirement in 1889. From 1879 to 1882 he also headed the newly founded Wettiner Gymnasium .

Hultsch has primarily rendered services to the historical metrology and the textual criticism of the ancient mathematicians . His main works are: Greek and Roman Metrology (Berlin 1862; the second edition, published in Berlin in 1882, has been substantially expanded) and the edition of the Scriptores metrologici graeci et romani (Leipzig 1864–1866, 2 volumes); also the critical revisions of the geometry and stereometry of Heron (Berlin 1864), the mathematical collection of Pappos (Berlin 1875–1878, 3 volumes) and the writings of Autolycus von Pitane on the moving sphere and the rise and fall of the fixed stars ( Leipzig 1885). He also provided text editions of the work De die natali by Censorinus (Leipzig 1867) and the historical work of Polybius (Berlin 1867–1872, 4 volumes).

He wrote many articles about Greek mathematicians in Pauly-Wissowa (e.g. Archimedes , Euclid ).

Hultsch died in Dresden in 1906 and was buried in the Trinitatisfriedhof . He was a member of the Saxon Society of Sciences in Leipzig (1885) and a corresponding member of the Society of Sciences in Göttingen.


Web links

Wikisource: Friedrich Hultsch  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. death survey . In: Dresdner Geschichtsblätter , No. 1, 1907, p. 136.