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Herwig Wolfram

Herwig Wolfram

Austrian historian and university educator
Herwig Wolfram
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Intro Austrian historian and university educator
Is Medievalist Writer Historian Educator Educator
From Austria
Type Academia Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 14 February 1934, Vienna
Age 86 years
Star sign Aquarius
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Herwig Wolfram (14 February 1934, Vienna) is an Austrian historian. Professor emeritus at the University of Vienna, from 1983 until 2002 he was Director of the Austrian Institute for Historical Research (Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung).

Honours and awards

  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Corresponding member of Monumenta Historica
  • Austrian Medal for Science and Art (2000)
  • Cardinal Innitzer Prize (2011)
  • Corresponding member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2015)

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Works in English translation. For a complete list see the German National Library

  • History of the Goths, University of California Press, 1990. ISBN 0-520-06983-8
  • The Roman Empire and Its Germanic Peoples, University of California Press, 1997. ISBN 0-520-08511-6
  • Conrad II, 990-1039: Emperor of Three Kingdoms, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-271-02738-X

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