Gustav Könnecke (archivist)

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Karl Friedrich Gustav Könnecke (born October 17, 1845 in Kroppenstedt , † October 24, 1920 in Marburg ) was a German archivist and literary historian . He became known through the picture atlas on the history of German national literature .


After graduating from high school in Halberstadt in 1865 , Könnecke studied philosophy in Halle (Saale) , Tübingen and Berlin . In 1870 he was promoted to Dr. phil. PhD . He then worked as an unskilled worker in the Prussian house archive in Berlin-Charlottenburg, and from 1872 as an archive secretary at the Marburg State Archive . In 1875 he became archivist, in 1877 state archivist and director of the Marburg State Archives. From 1884 he held the title of "archivist", in 1897 he was given the title of "secret archivist".

Between 1874 and 1889 he held auxiliary scientific exercises at the University of Marburg , with the establishment of the seminar for historical auxiliary sciences and the establishment of the archive school in Marburg, he worked for the summer semester of 1894 until his retirement in 1912 with a teaching assignment for archival science at the University of Marburg. At the same time he was from 1894 a member of the examination committee for archive candidates. From 1899 to 1912 he was director of the Marburg State Archives.

Gustav Könnecke's estate is kept in the Berlin State Library, his collection of original baroque literature in the Baden State Library .

Works (selection)

  • Commentatio de vita atque rebus gestis Reinhardi episcopi Halberstadensis quintidecimi (1107–1123) , Halle / Saale 1870
  • Picture atlas on the history of German national literature. A supplement to every German literary history , Marburg 1887
  • Schiller. A biography in pictures. Festschrift in memory of the 100th anniversary of his death on May 9, 1905 , Marburg 1905

Web links

Wikisource: Gustav Könnecke  - Sources and full texts
Commons : Gustav Könnecke  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files