Jacob Burckhardt was born in Basel, Switzerland on May 25, He received a degree in theology in and then attended the University of Berlin to study history. In , he returned to Basel to assume the professorship he held until his retirement. He was a historian of art and culture, and is considered one of the founding fathers of art history and one of the original creators of cultural history. He died on August 8, Jacob Burckhardt , A.
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Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt May 25, — August 8, was a Swiss historian of art and culture and an influential figure in the historiography of both fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history. The son of a Protestant clergyman , Burckhardt was born and died in Basel , where he studied theology in the hope of taking holy orders ; however, under the influence of Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette , he chose not to become a clergyman. He was a member of the patrician Burckhardt family. He finished his degree in and went to the University of Berlin to study history,  especially art history, then a new field.