SCHIERN, Frederik Eginhard Amadeus Høst. Copenhagen 22.11.1816 — 16.12.1882. Danish Historian and Classical Scholar. Son of Jens Kragh Høst (1772–1844), an author, and Susanne Margrethe Oxholm, who after divorce married Niels Schiern. Educated in Copenhagen, then studied history and law there. Cand. Juris 1839, Fil. Mag. (M.A.) 1842. From 1847 Lektor, 1852 ord. Professor of History at Copenhagen. In history followed Hegel’s ideas. He had a special interest in the history of migrations, travels and exploration. Also active in politics.

Publications: Mag. diss. Origines et migrationes Cimbrorum. Havniae 1842; numerous writings on European history, many collected in Historiske Studier (1-2. 1856-57) and Nyere historiske Studier (1-2. 1875-79).

– “En Oplysning om Oldtidens Kjendskab til Nilens Kildesær”, Vid. Selsk. Forhandl. 1866:4, 121-181 (French transl. Nouv. Ann. des Voy. 1868:2, 5-71).

– “Om Oprindelsen til Sagnet om de guldgrabende Myrer”, Vid. Selsk. Forhandl. 1873, 1-46; German: Über den Ursprung der Sage von den goldgrabenden Ameisen. Kopenhagen & Leipzig 1873; also abbreviated French version (and this in English, IA 4, 1875, 225-232.

Om en ethnologisk Gaade fra Oldtiden. Kjøbenhavn 1880 (on Metellus Celer).

Sources: J.C.H.R. Steenstrup, D.B.L. 15, 1901, 116-120; Danish Wikipedia with photo.