Bergmeister

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A Bergmeister (Latin: Magister montium) was a mine manager or foreman in German-speaking Europe who, along with the Bergvogt, was one of the officials serving on a mining court (Berggericht). There were Bergmeisters in every mining district in Germany.[1] In Austria the Bergmeister was also called the Obristbergmeister.[2]

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  1. ^ Heinrich Veith: Deutsches Bergwörterbuch mit Belegen. Verlag von Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn, Breslau 1871
  2. ^ Max Joseph Gritzner: Commentar der Ferdinandeischen Bergordnung vom Jahre 1553. Bei Praumüller und Seidel, Wien 1842