Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann

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Dahlmann, Friedrich Christoph

 

Born May 13, 1785, in Wismar; died Dec. 5, 1860, in Bonn. German historian and politician. A bourgeois liberal.

Dahlmann was a professor at several universities: at Kiel from 1812 to 1829, at Göttingen from 1829 to 1837, at Jena from 1838 to 1842, and at Bonn from 1842 on. In 1830 he published a bibliographical guide to German history (revised and updated in 1869 by G. Waitz and then by other historians), which has become a very important bibliographical aid for German history. He published History of Denmark from 1840 to 1844. In 1848 and 1849 he was a deputy to the Frankfurt National Assembly, where he was a leader of the proponents of the “Kleindeutsch” policy, that is, a united Germany under Prussian hegemony.

WORKS

Quellenkunde der deutschen Geschichte. Gottingen, 1830.
Geschichte von Danemark, vols. 1–3. Hamburg, 1840–44.

REFERENCES

Christern, H. F. Ch. Dahlmanns politische Entwicklung bis 1848.... Leipzig, 1921.