Henri Metzger (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ʁi mɛtz.ʒe]; 19 August 1912 – 2 October 2007) was a French archaeologist and Hellenist, a member of the Institut de France. He specialized in pottery of ancient Greece, particularly from Athens, and archaeology in Anatolia, specifically in Lycia.
|Born||1 August 1912|
|Died||2 November 2007 (aged 95)|
Henri Metzger comes from a family of Alsatian and Protestant origin. After studying at the École Normale Supérieure and passing an agrégation de lettres classiques, he became a member of the French School at Athens (1938–1939 interrupted by a military assignment in Syria (1940–1945) then at the French Institute of Archaeology in Istanbul (1945-1947).
A Doctor in 1950, he completed most of his career at the University of Lyon (Chair of History of ancient art) (from 1947) and as an associate professor of classical archeology at the University of Geneva (1961–1968).