Eduard Eichmann

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Eduard Eichmann (born February 14, 1870 in Hagenbach , Palatinate, † April 26, 1946 in Munich ) was a Catholic German priest, theologian and canon lawyer who came from the Diocese of Speyer .


Eduard Eichmann was the son of the farmer Nikolaus Eichmann and his wife Margaretha nee. Bumblebee. He studied theology and law in Würzburg and Strasbourg ; In 1895 he was ordained a priest in Würzburg. After three years of pastoral care as a chaplain in Rottendorf and at the Julius Hospital in Würzburg , Eichmann went to study law at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich , where he received his doctorate in this subject in 1904 .

In 1905 Eduard Eichmann became an associate professor, from 1909 a full professor of canon law at the University of Prague . After receiving his doctorate in theology at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau , he moved to the University of Vienna as a full professor of canon law in 1913. From 1918 the clergyman worked as a university professor for canon law, in particular legal history and dogmatics, in Munich. In 1927 he became a full member of the philosophical-philological class of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences .

Eichmann was the initiator of an overall presentation of canon law and the authoritative interpreter of Catholic canon law in German-speaking countries. He is considered the founder of the Munich Canon School . Klaus Mörsdorf and later Winfried Aymans continued his work .

The priest was a member of the Catholic student associations KDStV Markomannia Würzburg , KDStV Badenia Strasbourg and KDStV Aenania Munich in the CV . Later he became a member of the CV connections KDStV Gothia Würzburg (1905), KDStV Normannia Karlsruhe and KDStV Ferdinandea Prague . The home community of Hagenbach made him an honorary citizen in 1930 .


  • Eight and ban in imperial law of the Middle Ages . Schöningh Paderborn, 1909
  • Royal and Episcopal Consecration Reports of the meetings of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Philosophical-Philological and Historical Class, Munich 1928
  • The imperial coronation in the West. A contribution to the intellectual history of the Middle Ages, with special consideration of church rights, liturgy and church politics , Echter Würzburg, 1942
  • Consecration and coronation of the Pope in the Middle Ages , Zink Munich, 1951
  • Church and State Schöningh Munich, 1968 (reprint of issues from 1914 to 1925)

Textbook of Canon Law

  • Textbook of canon law based on the Codex iuris canonici for students Schöningh Paderborn, from 1923 (from 1949 with Klaus Mörsdorf)
    • Vol. 1 Introduction, General Part and Personal Law
    • Vol. 2 Property Law
    • Vol. 3 Process and criminal law

Canon Law

  • Winfried Aymans , Klaus Mörsdorf , Eduard Eichmann: Canonical Law , 4 Vols., Vol. 1 Introductory Basic Questions and General Norms , Schöningh Paderborn 1991, ISBN 3506704818
  • Winfried Aymans, Klaus Mörsdorf, Eduard Eichmann: Canonical Law , 4 Vols., Vol. 2 Constitutional Law, Association Law , Schöningh Paderborn 1997, ISBN 3506704826
  • Winfried Aymans, Klaus Mörsdorf: Canon Law , 4 Vols., Vol. 3 Annunciation Service and Sanctification Service , Schöningh Paderborn 2007, ISBN 3506704931


  • Klaus Mörsdorf:  Eichmann Eduard. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 4, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1959, ISBN 3-428-00185-0 , p. 383 ( digitized version ).
  • Martin Grabmann , Karl Hofmann (ed.): Festschrift Eduard Eichmann for his 70th birthday. Schöningh, Paderborn 1940. (with bibliography)
  • Engelbert Maximilian Buxbaum: Eduard Eichmann (1870-1946). His way through Prague (1905) and Vienna (1913) to Munich (1918). Stations of a learned life and their background . In: Archives for Catholic Church Law . tape 162 , no. 1 , p. 13-51 .

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