Gerhard Raff

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Gerhard Raff (2003) with his "Wirtemberg" trilogy (four volumes since 2015)

Gerhard Raff (born August 13, 1946 in Stuttgart - Degerloch ) is a German historian and writer and was co-owner of the now closed Landhege publishing house.



Gerhard Raff studied history and Protestant theology at the University of Tübingen and received his doctorate there in 1984 under Hansmartin Decker-Hauff with a thesis on the origins of the House of Württemberg , which was published in 1988 under the title "Hie gut Wirtemberg allewege I: The House of Württemberg by Count Ulrich the founder bis Herzog Ludwig ”and was continued with three subsequent volumes in the period that followed.

Freelance writer

Gerhard Raff lives as a freelance writer in Stuttgart-Degerloch . For his Swabian stories, which were published in the Stuttgarter Zeitung and published as a book in 1985 under the title “Herr, schmeiß Hirn ra!”, He was awarded the Thaddäus Troll Prize in the same year .

Since 2002 he has been a member of the Stauferfreunde committee and since 2004 a member of the scientific advisory board of the magazine " Suevica - Contributions to Swabian Literature - and Intellectual History".


  • Chronicle of the City of Stuttgart 1954–1960 , Stuttgart 1978
  • Lord, throw your brain! , Stuttgart / Leipzig 1985, ISBN 3-421-06257-9
  • Hie gut Wirtemberg allways I: The House of Württemberg from Count Ulrich the founder to Duke Ludwig . With an introduction by Hansmartin Decker-Hauff. Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-89850-110-8
  • Hie gut Wirtemberg allewege II: The House of Württemberg from Duke Friedrich I to Duke Eberhard III. With the lines Stuttgart, Mömpelgard, Weiltingen, Neuenbürg, Neuenstadt am Kocher and Oels in Schlesien, Degerloch 1993, ISBN 3-89850-108-6
  • More brain! , Stuttgart / Leipzig 1995, with illustrations by Loriot , ISBN 3-421-05016-3
  • Raffs rarities , Munich 1998, ISBN 3-421-05162-3
  • The Swabian History , Stuttgart / Leipzig 2000, ISBN 3-89850-020-9
  • Hie gut Wirtemberg allewege III: The House of Württemberg from Duke Wilhelm Ludwig to Duke Friedrich Karl . With the Stuttgart, Winnental, Neuenstadt am Kocher, Neuenbürg, Mömpelgard and Oels, Bernstadt and Juliusburg lines in Silesia and Weiltingen. Degerloch 2002, ISBN 3-89850-084-5
  • Iron ration for fearless and loyal Württemberg residents , Stuttgart / Leipzig 2003, ISBN 3-89850-102-7
  • The third brain , Stuttgart / Leipzig 2005. 2nd edition: Landhege-Verlag, Schwaigern 2012, ISBN 978-3-943066-05-0
  • The Gschicht vom Mose ond de Ten Commandments , Landhege-Verlag, Schwaigern 2011, ISBN 978-3-943066-03-6
  • Swabian jewels , Landhege-Verlag, Schwaigern 2012, ISBN 978-3-943066-05-0
  • Gerhard Raff can also speak High German , Landhege-Verlag, Schwaigern 2013, ISBN 978-3-943066-22-7
  • Hie gut Wirtemberg allewege IV: The House of Württemberg from Duke Eberhard Ludwig to Duke Carl Alexander with special consideration of Christina Wilhelmina von Grävenitz. With the Stuttgart and Winnental lines. Landhege-Verlag, Schwaigern 2015, ISBN 978-3-943066-39-5


Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f
  2. ^ Peter Koblank: Landhege-Verlag closed on Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Geschichts- und Kulturverein Köngen eV: Awarding of the Daniel Pfisterer Prize 2010 to Dr. phil. Gerhard Raff on Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  4. schwäbische eV: Award ceremony to Dr. Gerhard Raff on Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  5. Holger Gayer: Gepriesener Benefizschwätzer , in: of October 27, 2013. Retrieved on November 26, 2013.

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