Meaning of Winckelmann, Johann in English:

Winckelmann, Johann

Pronunciation /ˈvɪŋk(ə)lman/

proper noun

  • (1717–68), German archaeologist and art historian, born in Prussia; full name Johann Joachim Winckelmann. He took part in the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum and his best-known work, History of the Art of Antiquity (1764), was particularly influential in popularizing the art and culture of ancient Greece.