Heinrich Wuttke

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Heinrich Wuttke (1818-1876)

Johann Karl Heinrich Wuttke (12 February 1818, Brieg - 14 June 1876, Leipzig) was a German historian.

He studied history, philosophy and philology at the University of Breslau, obtaining his doctorate in 1829 with a dissertation on Thucydides. In 1841 he became privat-docent of history at the University of Leipzig, where from 1848 to 1876 he was a full professor of auxiliary historical sciences.

Written works[edit]

Among his numerous published works was an 1854 edition of Aethicus Ister titled Aethici Istrici Cosmographia ab Hieronymo ex Graeco Latinum breviarium redacta.[1] Other significant works by Wuttke include:

  • König Friedrich's des Großen Besitzergreifung von Schlesien und die Entwicklung der öffentlichen Verhältnisse in diesem Lande bis zum Jahre 1740, 1841-1843 (two volumes). - Frederick the Great's seizure of Silesia, etc.
  • Polen und Deutsche Politische betrachtungen, 1846 - Poland and German political considerations.
  • Ueber Erdkunde und Karten des Mittelalters, 1853 - On geography and maps of the Middle Ages.
  • Die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig, 1863 - The Battle of Leipzig.
  • Zur Geschichte der Erdkunde im letsten drittel des Mittelalters : die Karten der Seefahrenden Völker Südeuropas bis zum ersten Druck der Erdbeschreibung des Ptolemäus, 1871 - On the history of geography in the last third of the Middle Ages, etc.[2]
  • Die deutschen Zeitschriften und die Entstehung der öffentlichen Meinung. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Zeitungswesens, 1875 - German magazines and the formation of public opinion. A contribution to the history of the newspaper business.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antiquariat.de Aethici Istrici Cosmographia
  2. ^ WorldCat Titles (publications)