Franz Anton Niemeyer

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Franz Anton Niemeyer (picture by Wilhelm Titel )

Franz Anton Niemeyer (born January 8, 1790 in Halle (Saale) ; † August 11, 1867 in Greifswald ) was a German lawyer and university professor.

Franz Anton was the third child of the theologian August Hermann Niemeyer (1754–1828) and his wife Agnes Wilhelmine von Köpken (1769–1847).

He studied law in Leipzig in 1807/08, then in Halle and Göttingen, and after receiving his doctorate (1812) and working as a private teacher in Halle in April 1813, he was appointed associate professor of law at the University of Marburg. Later Niemeyer became a professor in Halle. In 1823 he was appointed full professor at the University of Greifswald and a member of the Greifswald consistory . Later he was director of the consistory.

Niemeyer was married to Luise Mitgau (1789–1822) since 1815 and to Gabriele von Haselberg (1803–1887) from 1835 . His daughter Sophie (1816–1882) was the mother of the moor researcher Moritz Fleischer (1843–1927) and the Erlangen professor of medicine Richard Fleischer (1848–1909).

Franz Anton Niemeyer was awarded the Order of the Red Eagle, 2nd class with oak leaves. In 1830 and 1837 Niemeyer was elected rector.

See also


  • Grete Grewolls: Who was who in Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania. The dictionary of persons . Hinstorff Verlag, Rostock 2011, ISBN 978-3-356-01301-6 , p. 7078 .

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predecessor Office successor
Johann Gottfried Ludwig Kosegarten Rector of the University of Greifswald
Friedrich August Gottlob Berndt
Christian Friedrich Hornschuch Rector of the University of Greifswald
Johann Gottfried Ludwig Kosegarten