Frieda Gallati

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Frieda Gallati (born September 12, 1876 in Glarus ; † December 30, 1955 there ) was a Swiss historian .

life and work

Frieda Gallati, daughter of the lawyer Rudolf Gallati , attended the secondary school for girls in Zurich. From 1896 she studied at the University of Zurich , where she was the second Swiss woman to receive her doctorate in history in 1902 . In 1907 she married Prof. Dr. phil. Johann Friedrich Friedrich Wilhelm Philipp Ludwig Melchior Wilhelm Melchior, from whom she was divorced again in 1915.

Gallati was a specialist in the field of Swiss foreign policy during the Thirty Years' War and she is considered the most important expert on Aegidius Tschudi .


  • The royal Swedish war of Bogislav Philipp von Chemnitz and its sources waged in Germany . Huber, Frauenfeld 1902 (also dissertation University of Zurich, digitized version ).
  • Federal policy at the time of the Thirty Years' War . In: Yearbook for Swiss History 43, 1918, 1–149; 44, 1919, 1-258.
  • The Confederation and the Imperial Court at the time of Ferdinand II and Ferdinand III, 1619-1657 . 1932.
  • Gilg Tschudi and the older history of the state of Glarus . 1938.


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