Naples, Italy, 26 December archaeology. Schliemann was the son of a poor Protestant minister, who encouraged his interest in classical antiquity.
His father, Ernst Schliemann, was a Lutheran minister. The family moved to Ankershagen in today their home houses the Heinrich Schliemann Museum. When he was eleven years old, his father paid for him to enroll in the Gymnasium grammar school at Neustrelitz.
Schliemann later claimed that at the age of 7 he had declared he would one day excavate the city of Troy. In his archaeological career, however, there was often a division between Schliemann and the educated professionals.
After twelve days at sea, the ship foundered in a gale. The survivors washed up on Heinrich schliemann shores of the Netherlands. Career and family[ edit ] Schliemann as a young man On March 1,year-old Schliemann took a position with B.
Inthe firm sent him as a General Agent to St. In time, Schliemann represented a number of companies. He learned Russian and Greek, employing a system that he used his entire life to learn languages; Schliemann claimed that it took him six weeks to learn a language  and wrote his diary in the language of whatever country he happened to be in.
Inhe learned of the death of his brother, Ludwig, who had become wealthy as a speculator in the California gold fields. When the local Rothschild agent complained about short-weight consignments he left California, pretending it was because of illness.
Schliemann also published what he said was an eyewitness account of the San Francisco Fire ofwhich he said was in June although it took place in May. At the time he was in Sacramento and used the report of the fire in the Sacramento Daily Journal to write his report.
There he attempted to live the life of a gentleman, which brought him into contact with Ekaterina Lyschin, the niece of one of his wealthy friends. Schliemann had previously learned that his childhood sweetheart, Minna, had married.
Heinrich and Ekaterina married on October 12, The marriage was troubled from the start. Schliemann next cornered the market in indigo dye and then went into the indigo business itself, turning a good profit.
Ekaterina and Heinrich had a son, Sergey, and two daughters, Natalya and Nadezhda, born in, andrespectively.
He cornered the market in saltpeter, sulfur, and lead, constituents of ammunition, which he resold to the Russian government. BySchliemann was 36 years old and wealthy enough to retire.
In his memoirs, he claimed that he wished to dedicate himself to the pursuit of Troy. As a consequence of his many travels, Schliemann was often separated from his wife and small children. He spent a month studying at the Sorbonne inwhile moving his assets from St.
Petersburg to Paris to invest in real estate. He asked his wife to join him, but she refused.
Inhe was awarded a PhD in absentia  from the university of Rostock for that submission. The Turkish government owned the western half. Schliemann needed an assistant who was knowledgeable in matters pertaining to Greek culture. As he had divorced Ekaterina inhe advertised for a wife in a newspaper in Athens.Heinrich Schliemann.
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Schliemann knew he would need an "insider" collaborator versed in Greek culture of the times. As he had just divorced Ekaterina, he was in a position to advertise for a wife, which he did, in the Athens newspaper.