Arno Lange

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Hermann Arno Lange (born July 15, 1885 in Raschütz ; † March 20, 1966 in Dresden ) was a German university professor, teacher and genealogist, who was awarded the title of professor.


Arno Lange came from a farming family near Colditz . His father was the landowner Friedrich Hermann Lange (1862-1931) and his mother Therese Minna nee Weber (1863-1938) from Hausdorf. He was married to Catharina Lange geb. Brown; The sons Günther Lange and Hermann Lange are from the marriage .

After attending primary school, he went to the teachers' seminar and then to the University of Leipzig , where he studied biology and chemistry. After completing his studies, he got his first job as a primary school teacher in Strehlen , until in 1925 he switched to the secondary girls' school in Johannstadt as a teacher and chemistry and biology teacher , where he worked until the bombing raid on February 13, 1945, which destroyed the school. was active. He then worked at other grammar schools in Dresden.

Due to the lack of teachers, he also gave lectures in botany from 1948 at the Technical University of Dresden and at the Forestry School in Tharandt . In 1950, at the age of 65, he retired as a teacher, in which he devoted himself particularly to genealogical research, which is still used today. In addition, he was still active as a lecturer in Tharandt. His teaching material basic knowledge, basic terms, basic laws, booklet 5a botany. The most important terms and facts appeared in five editions by 1965.

From a genealogical point of view, his farmers' card index is also of lasting importance, which can be stored and used in the Saxon State Archives - Main State Archives Dresden . It represents a fundamental tool for genealogical research, especially in the rural areas around Colditz and Leisnig .


In 1955 he was awarded the title of professor by the State Secretariat for higher education and technical schools in the GDR for his services to the academic youth .



  • Kurt Wensch : Professor Arno Lange (1885-1966) on his 100th birthday . In: Mitteldeutsche Familienkunde , issue 3/1985.

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  1. ↑ List of ancestors Prof. Arno Lange (1885–1966)