Austrian philologist; born May 28, 1852, at Byelaya Tzerkov, Ukraine, Russia. In 1856 he went with his parents to Vienna, where he received his early education. Subsequently he studied classical philology at the University of Vienna under Vahlen, Gomperz, Hoffmann, and Hartel (Ph.D. 1874). In 1875 he studied for half a year in Italy, and became privat-docent in classical philology at the University of Vienna in 1877. In 1879 he was appointed assistant professor at Prague University, and in 1882 professor at the University of Czernowitz, of which he was "Rector Magnificus" in 1898.
Hilberg has published the following works: "Eusthatii Macrembolitæ Protonobilissimi de Hysmines et Hysminiæ Amoribus Libri xi." Vienna, 1876; "Epistula Critica ad Joannem Vahlenum de Nonnullis Scriptorum Græcorum et Romanorum Locis Emendandis Explicandisve," ib. 1877; "Das Gesetz der Trochäischen Wortformen im Dactylischen, Hexameter und Pentameter der Griechen vom 7. Jahrh. v. Chr. bis zum Untergang der Griechischen Poesie," ib. 1878; "Das Princip der Silbenwägung und die Daraus Entspringenden Gesetze der Endsilben in der Griechischen Poesie," ib. 1879; "Die Gesetze der Wortstellung im Pentameter des Ovid," Leipsic, 1894; "Philologie und Naturwissenschaft" (his discourse when appointed rector, Czernowitz, 1898).