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(1717–68), German archaeologist and art historian, born in Prussia; full name Johann Joachim Winckelmann. He took part in the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum and his best-known work, History of the Art of Antiquity (1764), was particularly influential in popularizing the art and culture of ancient Greece.
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