Georg Friedrich Von Martens


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Martens, Georg Friedrich Von

 

Born Feb. 22, 1756, in Hamburg; died Feb. 21, 1821, in Frankfurt am Main. German jurist and diplomat, expert in international law.

Martens became a professor at the University of Gottingen in 1783. From 1814 to 1816 he was counsellor of the king of Hanover. From 1816 to 1821 he served as representative of the kingdom of Hanover in the German Confederation in Frankfurt. Martens wrote a number of works on international law, including Basic Features of Practical European International Law (1785). Starting in 1776, Martens published collections of international agreements; the collections continue to be published in West Germany today under the title Continuation of the Collection ofG. F. Martens.

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The 11 papers, five in French and one in German, consider such aspects as Dutch interest in American constitutional developments during the early 19th century, the constitutional development of the Grand Duchy of Berg (1806-13), the views of Georg Friedrich von Martens (1756-1821) on the revolutionary and Napoleonic age and international relations in Europe, and the Batavian Republic and the Franco-Anglo peace.