Eichhorn, Karl Friedrich

Eichhorn, Karl Friedrich son of Johann Gottfried Eichhorn (q.v.), was born at Jena in 1781. After completing his studies at the University of Gottingen, he became privat- docent of law at the University of Jena. In 1805 he was appointed professor at the University of Frankfort on the Oder, and in 1811 was transferred, with the university, to Berlin, where he edited, with Savigny, Goschen, and, later, with Rudorff, the Zeitschrift firgeschichtliche Rechtswissenschaft. From 1817 to 1828 he was professor of Church law, and other branches, at Gottingen; from 1831 to 1833 professor at the University of Berlin. In 1833 he was appointed a member of the supreme state court, and subsequently filled some other high offices in the civil administration. He was regarded as the head of the historical school of German jurists. He died at Berlin July 4, 1854. Besides a number of law books, which still occupy a high rank in that literature, he wrote a work on Church law (Grundsitze des Kirchen; rechts der kathol. u. evangel. Religionsparteien, Getting. 1831-1833). — Herzog, Real-Encykl. 11:470.

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