Franz Herre

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Franz Herre (born April 11, 1926 in Fischen im Allgäu ) is a German historian and publicist .


Franz Herre grew up in Augsburg. He studied history , German literature and philosophy at the University of Munich and received his doctorate in 1949 under Franz Schnabel with a study on the Augsburg bourgeoisie in the Age of Enlightenment . He then worked for many years as a journalist, for example for the Augsburger Allgemeine and Rheinische Merkur (1955–1959 head of the foreign policy department). From 1962 to 1981 he was editor-in-chief of Deutsche Welle in Cologne . Today he lives as a freelance journalist in Herrsching am Ammersee .

Herre is known as the author of numerous biographical histories appealing to a broad audience, especially from the 19th century, in which he combines scientific solidity with a narrative style rich in anecdotes .




Other works

  • Bibliography on contemporary history and on World War II for the years 1945–1950 , (editor with Hellmuth Auerbach ) Munich 1955.
  • Paris: A Historical Guide from the Middle Ages to the Belle Epoque , Cologne 1972.
  • The Perfect Gourmet: Introduction to the Art of Enjoyment , Düsseldorf 1977.
  • Vienna: historical walks , Cologne 1992.
  • A for Adenauer: Memories of the Beginnings of the Bonn Republic , Stuttgart 1997.
  • Turn of the century 1900: doom and gloom and belief in progress , Stuttgart 1998.
  • Rome: historical walks , Cologne 1999.
  • Preferably pasta with truffles: a connoisseur on the go , Munich a. a. 2001. ISBN 3-7338-0310-8


  • With historical swings. The joy of the anecdotal: Franz Herre is eighty years old , by Michael Jeismann, FAZ from April 22, 2006.

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