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Comment on Primo august 1804

At his own request, Zoëga was appointed professor of archaeology and chief librarian at the University of Kiel on 14.4.1802, but his reluctance to leave Rome made him first apply for a postponement in 1803 and, on 23.3.1804 (see Andreasen & Ascani, op. cit., no. 1063), ask the Crown Prince Frederik (6.) to relieve him of his post. The appointment was withdrawn on 25.5.1804 (announced 26.5.1804, see Andreasen & Ascani, op. cit., no. 1072).
Regarding these events, see Jørgensen, op. cit., p. 111-113.

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