August Sauer

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August Sauer

August Sauer (born October 12, 1855 in Wiener Neustadt , Lower Austria ; † September 17, 1926 in Prague ) was an Austrian scholar of German and literary studies. He founded the magazine Euphorion .


August Sauer attended the Schottengymnasium in Vienna and graduated from high school in 1873 . He then studied German philology , English and history at the University of Vienna . In 1877 he was promoted to Dr. phil. PhD . After studying in Berlin , he completed his habilitation in Vienna in 1879. This was followed by academic intermediate positions at the University of Lemberg and the Karl-Franzens University of Graz . In 1892 he followed the call of the Karl Ferdinand University to the chair for German language and literature. In 1907/08 he was rector of the university. He was the editor of works by Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim , Ferdinand Raimund and Franz Grillparzer .



  • Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe, Lessing's pupil (1878)
  • with Jakob Minor : Studies on Goethe Philology (1880)
  • Ewald von Kleist's works. Part 1-3. Ed. U. accompanied with annotations (1881–1882) (digitized version)
  • Images of women from the heyday of German literature (1885)
  • The concept of landscape , in: Berliner Börsen-Courier No. 439 of September 21, 1926. First supplement, p. 1 (Sauer's last newspaper article)


Web links

Commons : August Sauer  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Rector's speech (HKM)