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Albert Hänel
German politician

Albert Hänel

Albert Hänel
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Intro German politician
A.K.A. Albert Haenel
Was Historian Legal historian Professor Educator Politician Jurist
From Germany
Field Academia Law Social science Politics
Gender male
Birth 10 June 1833, Leipzig, Germany
Death 12 May 1918, Kiel, Germany (aged 84 years)
Star sign Gemini
Politics Free-minded Union, Schleswig-Holsteinische Bauern- und Landarbeiterdemokratie, Liberal Union, German Free-minded Party
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Albert Hänel painted by Max Liebermann

Albert Hänel (10 June 1833, in Leipzig – 12 May 1918, in Kiel) was a German jurist, legal historian and liberal politician. He was one of the leaders of the German Progress Party, and served as Rector of the University of Kiel. He served as a member of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies, the Reichstag of the North German Confederation and the Imperial Reichstag, and was Vice President of both the Prussian Chamber of Deputies and the Imperial Reichstag.


Hänel was born in Leipzig. He studied at Vienna, Leipzig, and Heidelberg. In 1860 he became Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Königsberg and in 1863 at the University of Kiel. He served as Rector of the University of Kiel during 1892–1893.

One of the founders of the Liberal Party in Schleswig-Holstein after the annexation of the duchies to Prussia in 1866, he was elected to the Prussian Chamber of Deputies and the Reichstag of the North German Confederation, and subsequently to the Imperial Reichstag. He became known as a leader of the so-called “Fortschrittspartei” or Progressists. After the fusion with the Secessionists in 1884, “Fortschrittspartei” was styled as the “Deutschfreisinnige Partei.” Upon the breakup of the party in 1893, he represented the ‘Freisinnige Vereinigung’ (Liberal Union), but in the elections of the same year to the Reichstag he was defeated by the Social-Democratic candidate. In 1898 he was reelected.

He was married to Bertha von Hosstrup (1814–1902), a daughter of Gerhard von Hosstrup and granddaughter of Ludwig Erdwin Seyler.


His writings include:

  • Studien zum deutschen Staatsrecht (1873–88)
  • Die Gesetzgebung des deutschen Reichs über Konsularwesen und Seeschiffahrt (1875)
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