Gustav Ebbinghaus

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Gustav Ebbinghaus

Kurt Gustav (von) Ebbinghaus (born July 14, 1864 in Iserlohn , † March 23, 1946 in Munich ) was a German administrative lawyer.


Gustav Ebbinghaus was the son of Iserlohn merchant, factory owner and secret commercial councilor Hugo Ebbinghaus and his wife Louise Sophie nee Kissing. He was married and had a daughter.

Gustav Ebbinghaus attended the secondary school I order in Iserlohn until he was 17 and then passed the Abitur in Arnsberg after a year of preparation. From 1883 to 1886 he studied law at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg and the University of Berlin . In 1883 he became a member of the Corps Guestphalia Heidelberg . After the exams and the doctorate to Dr. iur. he entered the Prussian civil service. In 1903 he became district administrator of the Obertaunus district . In the same year he moved to the Düsseldorf district , where he was district administrator in 1904/05.

From 1907 to 1919 he was curator of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität . On the occasion of the inauguration of the new Physics Institute, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bonn University in 1913. He was a Privy Councilor and from 1912 to 1921 Senator of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society . Since 1907 he was the patron of the Society for Rhenish History .

From 1913 to 1918 he was a member of the Prussian manor house . At the end of the imperial period ennobled , he no longer carried the title of nobility after 1918th He lived in Munich even before 1930, where he probably died.


  • Kurt Aland (ed.): Splendor and decline of the German university: 50 years of German scientific history in letters to and from Hans Lietzmann (1892–1942) , 1979, p. 1233.
  • Thomas Klein: Senior officials in the general administration in the Prussian province of Hessen-Nassau and in Waldeck 1867 to 1945, 1988, ISBN 3884431595 , p. 116.
  • Patrick Sensburg : The great lawyers of the Sauerland . 22 biographies of outstanding legal scholars. 1st edition. FW Becker, Arnsberg 2002, ISBN 978-3-930264-45-2 (276 pages).

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Horst Romeyk : The leading state and municipal administrative officials of the Rhine Province 1816–1945 (=  publications of the Society for Rhenish History . Volume 69 ). Droste, Düsseldorf 1994, ISBN 3-7700-7585-4 .
  2. ^ Kösener corps lists 1910, 112 , 931.
  3. ^ Obertaunuskreis administrative history and district administrators on the website (Rolf Jehke)
  4. District of Düsseldorf administrative history and district administrators on the website (Rolf Jehke)
  5. ^ Finding aid PF 77, files of the Philosophical Faculty (until 1945) of the University of Bonn, pp. 53–54 on
  6. Founder and patron of the Society for Rhenish History, 1907
  7. Kösener Corpslisten 1960, 64 , 796