Eduard Neumann (born June 24, 1903 in Osterholz-Scharmbeck , † March 28, 1985 in Berlin ) was a German Germanic and Scandinavian Medievalist . He was professor and rector of the Free University of Berlin .
From 1922 to 1934 he first studied theology and philosophy in Innsbruck and in Oxon, England . From 1935 to 1939 Neumann studied German and Nordic philology (with Karl Helm , Walther Mitzka and Ludwig Wolff), English and medieval history and philosophy in Marburg . In 1941 he did his doctorate under Helm and Wolff with a thesis on the concept of fate in the Edda . In 1951 the habilitation followed in Marburg with a thesis on the same expanded scope ("The fateful experience of the Eddic people").
In 1951 he was given a lectureship in Germanic Philology in Göttingen , after having previously qualified as a professor, and taught there until 1955. In 1955, he accepted an offer for the first advertised position of a visiting professor at the Free University in Berlin. In 1956 he accepted a visiting professorship at Ohio State University in Columbus. Neumann took up a full professorship for German Philology, Older German Studies and Nordic Studies in Berlin in 1959 and taught there at the Free University until his retirement in 1971. From 1957 to 1971 he was director of the Germanic seminar there, and from 1959 to 1961 rector of the university.
- Michael Fisch: Eduard Neumann. In: Christoph König (Ed.), With the assistance of Birgit Wägenbaur u. a .: Internationales Germanistenlexikon 1800–1950 . Volume 2: H-Q. De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2003, ISBN 3-11-015485-4 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German specialist in German and Scandinavian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 24, 1903|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Osterholz-Scharmbeck|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 28, 1985|
|Place of death||Berlin|