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Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717)

The son of a German cobbler, Winckelmann overcame years of hardship to pursue his love of ancient Greek art, becoming a renowned scholar and one of the founders of scientific archaeology and art history. He spent much of his later life studying in the vast Vatican Library, and his writings reawakened the popular taste for Classical art and helped spur the Neoclassical movement. In 1768, a fellow traveler—who did not know who Winckelmann was—murdered him at a hotel, ostensibly for what reason? More...
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Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717)
The son of a German cobbler, Winckelmann overcame years of hardship to pursue his love of ancient Greek art, becoming a renowned scholar and one of the founders of scientific archaeology and art history. He spent much of his later life studying in the vast Vatican Library, and his writings reawakened the popular taste for Classical art and helped spur the Neoclassical movement.
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The Murder of ​​Johann Joachim Winckelmann Trieste, Italy, 8th June 1768

Winckelmann arrived in Trieste on 1st June 1768 and took up residence under an assumed name in a local inn as he waited to sail for Rome. Here he became acquainted with the occupant of the neighbouring room, Francesco Arcangeli, a 31 year old unemployed cook and petty criminal. The exact nature of the relationship has been debated and discussed ever since Winckelmann's death with many scholars suggesting that the two men were lovers for the duration of Winckelmann's stay in Trieste. Certainly he and Arcangeli spent many long hours together and dined alone each night; Arcangeli was by all accounts fascinated by the historian, who shared with him tales of his adventures and illustrious friends.

On 7th June Arcangeli launched a frenzied and ultimately unexplained attack on Winckelmann, initially attempting to strangle him with a length of rope and then, when this failed, stabbing his victim multiple times. Eventually he fled, leaving the fatally injured Winckelmann to seek help to treat the wounds that would soon kill him. In fact Winckelmann lived on for just a few short hours and though he forgave Arcangeli before he died, that was not enough to save the life of his murderer.

Arcangeli was swiftly arrested and interrogated several time over the following days. He gave a number of reasons for the attack ranging from robbery to political intrigue but the verdict came quickly enough and Arcangeli was sentenced to death. The condemned man was executed on the wheel in front of the inn where he had killed Winckelmann, the true motive for the crime forever unknown.

http://www.madamegilflurt.com/2014/06/notable-deaths-johann-joachim.html
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