Dr. Klaus Fischer

Updated on: 12.10.2010


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Born: 1919
Passed away: 1993


Klaus Fischer was a German scholar spezializing in history of Indian art and archaeology. He graduated at Ruprecht-Karls-Univesität Heidelberg with a PhD in art history (baroque architecture of eastern Europe) in 1948.

After traveling to India, Iraq and Iran he spent a research period at the University of Calcutta (1953-54).

In 1959-62 he did field work in Afghanistan and Pakistan and supported some excavations in these countries during the following years.

In 1966 he was qualified as a professor (state doctorate on Indian art history) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn where he held a chair in Oriental art history and archaeology at the Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften  and retired in 1985.

Among his publications there are some important works on Jaina art and architecture.

Klaus Fischer died in 1993.



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