Herman Amberg (educator)

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Herman Amberg (20 May 1754 – 23 December 1837) was a Danish-Norwegian educator.

He was born in Elsinore as a son of goldsmith Lars Amberg, a Norwegian immigrant to Denmark. He was a brother of lexicographer Hans Christian Amberg. Herman Amberg was hired at Christiania Cathedral School in 1782, and became headmaster in 1799. From 1806 to 1825 he was the headmaster of Christianssand Cathedral School.[1] Amberg often wrote in Latin,[2] and helped with Jacob Baden's Danish-Latin dictionary as well as with his brother's Danish-German dictionary.[1]

He was married to Marthe Bonsach from 1798 to her death in October 1835. They had no children. Herman Amberg died in December 1837.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Thrap, D. (1887). "Amberg, Herman". In Bricka, Carl Frederik. Dansk biografisk lexikon (in Danish) 1. Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag. pp. 193–194. Retrieved 7 November 2009. 
  2. ^ List of publications in BIBSYS