Bergk, Theodor, scholar, was born in 1812 at Leipzig. From 1842 to 1869 he acted as professor of philology at the universities of Marburg, Freiburg, and Halle. His chief work was in the preparing of editions of the Greek poets. In 1843 he published the Poetae Lyrici Graeci, and in 1872 the first volume of his unfinished Geschichte der griechischen Litteratur. He died in 1881.