Person    | Male  Born 30/3/1909  Died 3/11/2001

Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, OM, CBE, FBA

Categories: Art, History

Countries: Austria

Art historian. Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich was born in Vienna, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. He fled to Britain, after his first book 'A Little History of the World' was banned by the Nazi Party. He joined the Warburg Institute, and during World War II worked for the B.B.C. World Service, monitoring German radio broadcasts. Best known for his book 'The Story of Art'. He became a British citizen in 1947, was knighted in 1972 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1988. Died at his home, 19 Briardale Gardens, Hampstead, with the plaque.

His obituary and his Wikipedia page give much information about the man.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk and Andrew Behan.

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Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, OM, CBE, FBA

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