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Portrait of Johann Gustav Droysen (1808-1884), 1885. Found in the Collection of Staatliche Museen, Berlin. Artist Bendemann, Eduard (1811-1889). (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Johann Gustav Droysen

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Johann Gustav Droysen (1808–1884) was a German historian.

His work on Alexander the Great was the first in a new school of German historical thought in which history can be explained by the impact of highly influential individuals. He studied at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where he later gave lectures. In 1848 Droysen was elected a member of the Frankfurt parliament.

Books by Johann Gustav Droysen

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