Victor Ehrenberg (historian)Victor Ehrenberg (22 November 1891 – 25 January 1976) was a German Jewish historian.
Ehrenberg was born in Altona, Hamburg to a noted German Jewish family. He was the younger brother of Hans Ehrenberg and the nephew of the jurist Victor Ehrenberg, and a nephew of economist Richard Ehrenberg.
Victor Ehrenberg served in the German Army on the Western Front during World War I and was awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd Class for his combat service.
Ehrenberg was married to Eva Dorothea Ehrenberg, née Sommer (1891–1964), a daughter of Siegfried Sommer and Helene Sommer (High Court Judge, Hessen). He was the father of Geoffrey and Lewis Elton, and grandfather of Ben Elton.
He died, aged 84, in London.
A bequest made in his will to the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London funds the George Grote Prize in Ancient History. Provided by Wikipedia