Wilhelm Adolf Schmidt

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Wilhelm Adolf Schmidt (26 September 1812, Berlin - 10 April 1887) was a German historian.

Biography[edit]

He studied at Berlin, in 1839 becoming a lecturer there, and in 1845 professor. In 1851, he became professor for history at the University of Zürich; nine years, he went to the University of Jena, where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848, and of the German Reichstag from 1874 to 1876.

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German history[edit]

This is his main body of work, mostly limited to the 19th century. The most important are:

  • Geschichte der Denk- und Glaubensfreiheit im ersten Jahrhundert der Kaiserherrschaft und des Christentums (1847)
  • Preussens deutsche Politik (Berlin, 1850, and other editions)
  • Geschichte der preussisch-deutschen Unionsbestrebungen (Berlin, 1851)
  • Zeitgenössische Geschichten: I. Frankreich von 1815 bis 1830. II. Oesterreich von 1830 bis 1848 (Berlin, 1859)
  • Elsass und Lothringen (Leipzig, 1859 and 1870)
  • Geschichte der deutschen Verfassungsfrage während der Befreiungskriege und des Wiener Kongresses (Stuttgart, 1890), which was published after his death by A Stern.

He edited the 8th issue of Karl Friedrich Becker's Weltgeschichte, 22 vols. (Leipzig, 1874–79).

Non-German History[edit]

  • Tableaux de la Révolution Française publiés sur les papiers inédits du département de la police secrete de Paris (Leipzig, 1867-1870)
  • Pariser Zustände während der Revolutionszeit (Jena, 1874—1876), translated into French by P. Viollet (Paris, 1880—1885)
  • Das Perikleische Zeitalter (Jena, 1877—1879)
  • Handbuch der griechischen Chronologie (Jena, 1888)
  • Abhandlungen zur alten Geschichte (Leipzig, 1888).

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