Franz Winter (historian)

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August Franz Winter (born November 2, 1833 in Stolzenhain near Jüterbog , † December 22, 1878 in Altenweddingen ) was a German Lutheran theologian and historian .


Winter was the eldest son of a hereditary judge and feudal judge . From 1848 to 1853 he attended high school in Wittenberg . He then studied theology and philology in Halle an der Saale . In 1856 Winter passed his first theological exam. In the same year he joined the pedagogy of the monastery “Our Dear Women” (UL Fr.) in Magdeburg . He taught there until 1862 when he moved to Schönebeck on the Elbe as a deacon . From 1875 he worked as a pastor in Altenweddingen until his death.


An incomplete selection of his works, u. a .:

  • The Cistercians of Northeastern Germany - A Contribution to the Church and Cultural History of the German Middle Ages , Perthes, Gotha 1868–1871.
  • The Premonstratensians of the Twelfth Century and Their Significance for Northeastern Germany. A contribution to the Christianization and Germanization of the Wendenland . Berlin 1865 ( digitized version of the Bavarian State Library).