Georg Weber (historian)

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His grave in Heidelberg

Georg Weber (10 February 1808 in Bad Bergzabern – 10 August 1888 in Heidelberg) was a German historian.

He studied at Erlangen. In 1839, he became a teacher at the upper Bürgerschule in Heidelberg, and from 1848 to 1872 was its director.[1]

Among Weber's historical publications may be mentioned:

  • Geschichtliche Darstellung des Calvinismus im Verhältniss zum Staat in Genf und Frankreich bis zur Aufhebung des Edikts von Nantes, 1836 – Historical background of Calvinism in relationship to the state in Geneva and France up until the repeal of the Edict of Nantes.
  • Weltgeschichte in übersichtlicher Darstellung – later translated into English and published as Outlines of universal history from the creation of the world to the present time (1851).
  • Geschichte des Volkes Israel und der Entstehung des Christenthums (History of the people of Israel and the emergence of Christianity, with Heinrich Julius Holtzmann, 1867).
  • Allgemeine Weltgeschichte (Basic world history; 15 volumes, 2nd edition 1882–89).[2]
  • Geschichte der deutschen Literatur von ihren Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (History of German literature from its beginnings to the present; 11th edition, 1880).


  • Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Weber, Georg" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  1. ^ ADB:Weber, Georg (Historiker) In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 41, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1896, S. 299–302.
  2. ^ Allgemeine Weltgeschichte HathiTrust Digital Library