Bekker, Immanuel, philologist, was born in 1785 at Berlin, where in 1810 he obtained a professorship in the university. Among the works he edited are comprised Plato (10 vols.), Oratores Attici (7 vols.), Aristotle, Thucydides, Aristophanes (3 vols.), Livy, Tacitus, and 24 volumes of the Byzantine historians. He died in 1871.