Felix von Bressensdorf

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The publishers Paul List (left) and Felix von Bressensdorf (right)

Erwin Hermann Felix Bresselau von Bressensdorf (born May 17, 1876 in Leipzig , † November 8, 1955 in Starnberg ) was a German publisher .


The son of the businessman Clemens von Bressensdorf (1846-1935) and his wife Marie, née Beckmann (1857-1944), attended the royal high school in his hometown from Easter 1891 to Easter 1896 , which he left with the school leaving certificate. He then studied philosophy in Munich , Berlin and Leipzig and then joined the Leipzig art print company Wetzel & Naumann, which was founded in 1872, as a bookseller and authorized signatory .

In 1908 he founded with Paul List the Geographical Verlagsanstalt List and v. Bressensdorf , which developed into one of the leading German school book publishers , especially through the publication of wall maps , atlases , geographic textbooks and learning books . One of its lead authors was the geographer Heinrich Harms .

Until his death, Felix von Bressensdorf was a member of the board of directors at Paul List Verlag , which the publisher's son, Dr. Paul Walter List (1899–1989), headed.


Individual evidence

  1. König Albert-Gymnasium (Royal High School until 1900) in Leipzig: Student album 1880-1904 / 05, Friedrich Gröber, Leipzig 1905.