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About Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann was a German business executive and one of the earliest leading archaeologists. Some of his excavations, somehow, lent credence to the historical events and places talked about in the works of Greek poet Homer, especially the “Iliad”.
He was also one of the earliest explorers of the Bronze Age’s Aegean civilization studies. Before going into archaeology, he had made a fortune in the importation business, gold trading and banking.
He was the son of Lutheran minister Ernst Schliemann and his wife, Luise Therese Sophie Schliemann. He was first married to Ekaterina Lyshin, with whom he had three children, from 1852 to 1869. He also had two kids with Sophia Engastromenou, his second wife.
He received criticism for his use of dynamite in excavating Hisarlik. It is believed that the ancient city, which may have been the site of Troy, was destroyed due to his excavation method.
He died on 26 December 1890 from cholesteatoma.
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Heinrich Schliemann's Popularity
Heinrich Schliemann was a famous German archaeologist, who was born on January 6, 1822. As a person born on this date, Heinrich Schliemann is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (January 6) and the 6th most popular for the year (1822).
People born on January 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Heinrich Schliemann is the 615th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Heinrich Schliemann's birthday, Heinrich Schliemann is the 108th most famous German.
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