Victor Ehrenberg (jurist)

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Victor Ehrenberg
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Ehrenberg in 1926
Born Victor Gabriel Ehrenberg
(1851-08-22)August 22, 1851
Wolfenbüttel, Duchy of Brunswick in the German Confederation
Died March 10, 1929(1929-03-10) (aged 77)
Göttingen, Germany
Occupation Jurist
Spouse(s) Elise Marie A. Helene von Jhering (1852-1920)
Children Hedwig Martha Ehrenberg
Relatives Victor Ehrenberg
Ben Elton
Geoffrey Elton
Lewis Elton
Olivia Newton-John

Victor Gabriel Ehrenberg (August 22, 1851 - March 10, 1929) was a German jurist.

Ehrenberg was born in Wolfenbüttel, Duchy of Brunswick. He was the son of a Jewish couple, Philipp Samuel Ehrenberg and Julie Fischel, Principal of the Samson School in Wolfenbuettel. After gymnasium in Wolfenbüttel he studied legal science from 1862 until 1871 in Göttingen, Leipzig, Heidelberg and Freiburg.

He gave lectures at the Universities of Göttingen (1877-), Rostock (1882), again Göttingen (1888), Leipzig (1911–1922).

Ehrenberg married Elise Marie A. Helene von Jhering (1852-1920),[1] daughter of the legal historian Rudolf von Jhering (1828–1892). Ehrenberg died in Göttingen on March 10, 1929.

His son, Rudolf Ehrenberg was professor for physiology and medicine at the University of Göttingen and his daughter Hedwig Martha Ehrenberg (1891–1972) married scientist Max Born.

Ehrenberg was also a great-grandfather of Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, an uncle of historians Victor Ehrenberg and Geoffrey Elton, a great-uncle of physicist and education researcher Lewis Elton, and a great-great uncle of comedian and writer Ben Elton.

Works[edit]

  • Versicherungsgeschicht, 1893
  • Die deutsche Rechtsgeschichte und die juristische Bildung, 1894

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Luther Genealogy Browse -- J at www.members.tripod.com

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