Raumer, Frederic Von

Raumer, Frederic von the accomplished German historian, was born at Worlitz, in Anhalt-Dessau, in 1781. In 1811 he was appointed professor of history at Breslau, and in 1819 he was called to Berlin. In 1859 he was released from the duty of lecturing, but he still continued till near his death, June 13, 1873. He was the Nestor of all German historians, and senior of all the living German professors. He is the author of the well-known History of the Hohenstaufen Dynasty (182327, and often, 6 vols.), a work deserving praise for its interesting narrative of the events of a romantic period. He also published Lectures on Ancient History (3d ed. 1861, 2 vols.): — History of Europe from the Close of the 15th Century (1832-50, 8 vols.), a work marked by the conciliatory style in which it describes the contentions of various religious and political parties. Besides, he wrote a number of other works, as Handbuch zur Gesch. d. Literatur (1864-66), etc., which we pass over. See Litercarischer Handwieiser, 1873, p. 300; Gostwick and Harrison, Outlines of German Literature, p. 551 sq. (B. P.)

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