Bickell, Johann Wilhelm
Bickell, Johann Wilhelm, a learned writer on ecclesiastical law, was born at Marburg in 1799, became in 1820 privatdocent, and in 1824 professor of law at Marburg. In 1846 he was the representative of Hesse-Cassel at the Protestant General Conference of Berlin, and soon after was placed at the head of the ministry of justice in the Electorate of Hesse. He died at Cassel in 1848. He is the author of a history of ecclesiastical law (Geschichte des Kirchenrechts, Giessen, 1843). Among his other works are Ueber die Reform der Protestantischen Kirchenverfassung (Marb. 1831), and Ueber die Verpflichtung der evangelischen Geistlichen auf die symbolischen Schriften (Marb. 1839).