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Erich Schmidt

Erich Schmidt

German historian
Erich Schmidt
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Intro German historian
A.K.A. Scmidt
Was Historian Literary historian Archivist Professor Educator Germanist
From Germany
Type Academia Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 20 June 1853, Jena, Germany
Death 29 April 1913, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 59 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Family
Father: Eduard Oscar Schmidt
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Biography

Erich Schmidt (historian)

Erich Schmidt (20 June 1853, in Jena – 29 April 1913, in Berlin) was a German historian of literature.

Biography

He was the son of zoologist Oskar Schmidt. He studied Germanic philology and literary history at Graz, Jena, and Strassburg, established himself as privatdozent at Würzburg in 1875, became a professor at Strassburg in 1877, at Vienna in 1880, and director of the Goethe archive at Weimar in 1885. Thence he was called to Berlin in 1887, to succeed Wilhelm Scherer in the chair of German language and literature. From 1907 onward, he served as president of the Goethe Society.

Published works

Devoted almost exclusively to the investigation of modern literature, being the distinguished author of works involving writers and German literature of the 18th and 19th century, he published:

He edited:

  • Two volumes of the Schriften der Goethe-Gesellschaft (Weimar, 1886 and 1893)
  • Faust, for the Weimar edition
  • Goethe's Faust in ursprünglicher Gestalt (Goethe's Faust in its original form; 3rd edition, 1894) which was discovered by him in Dresden.
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http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p067640117
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