Johann Gustav Gottlieb Büsching

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Johann Gustav Gottlieb Büsching
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Johann Gustav Gottlieb Büsching (1783-1829) was a German antiquary. His knowledge of subjects pertaining to Germany in the Middle Ages was notable.


He was born in Berlin, the son of Anton Friedrich Büsching, a geographer and educator. He studied at Erlangen and Halle, was appointed royal archivist at Breslau in 1811, and in 1817 professor of archeology in the University of Breslau.


  • Sammlung deutscher Lieder, with musical accompaniments (Collection of German songs; 1807)
  • Deutsche Gedichte des Mittelalters (German poems of the Middle Ages; 3 parts, 1808–25)
  • Des Deutschen Leben, Kunst, und Wissen im Mittelalter (On German life, art and knowledge in the Middle Ages; 4 vols., 1816–18)