Gustav Heinrich Schneider

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Gustav Heinrich Schneider (born January 21, 1859 in Stettin ; † January 7, 1909 in Berlin ) was a German writer , student historian and fraternity functionary .

Live and act

While studying history in Jena , Schneider became a member of the Germania Jena fraternity in 1880 . In 1881 he was instrumental in founding the General Deputy Convent (ADC) .

In 1883 he became editor of the German Reich and Prussian State Gazette . In 1887 Schneider founded the magazine for the German fraternity , of which he was editor until 1898. He was also involved in the creation of the fraternity archive . In 1897 he received his doctorate in Heidelberg . In 1902, with his play Der Ritt zur Elgersburg, he won the Singers' War at the Elgersburg Castle . He died of a heart attack in 1909 .

Publications (selection)

  • Jenenser life. Poems. Jena 1883.
  • Moved to Kahla. A student story from days gone by. Jena 1886.
  • Epic picture book. Jena 1886
  • The Press or Fatherland Association 1832/33. A contribution to the history of the Frankfurt attack. Dissertation University of Heidelberg 1897.
  • The fraternity Germania zu Jena. Jena 1897.


  • Dr. Gustav Heinrich Schneider † , in: Thüringer Warte. Monthly for the intellectual, artistic and economic interests of Thuringia. Volume V., Pößneck 1909, p. 519. Web link
  • Schneider, Gustav Heinrich , in: Friedhelm Golücke : Author's lexicon for student and university history. SH-Verlag, Cologne 2004, ISBN 3-89498-130-X . Pp. 300-301.
  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume II: Artists. Winter, Heidelberg 2018, ISBN 978-3-8253-6813-5 , pp. 618–619.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Harald Lönnecker : Special archives, special users, special literature. Archives of academic associations. (PDF; 120 kB) Koblenz 2002, p. 4f.

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