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Aby M. Warburg
b 1866 in Hamburg (D) – died 1929 in Hamburg; 1886 studies at the universities in Bonn, Munich and Straßburg (F); 1891 Ph.D. in Straßburg on Botticelli; 1893-1895 archival studies in Florence (I); following Jakob Burckhardt, he came increasingly to feel the limitations of a predominantly stylistic approach to the history of art, and sought contact with the emerging Kulturwissenschaft of the anthropologists; 1900 foundation of the «Warburg-Library for Cultural Science»; 1912 appointed Professor at the newly established University of Hamburg.