Hans Beschorner

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Hans Oskar Beschorner (born April 5, 1872 in Dresden ; † January 30, 1956 there ) was a German archivist and historian .


He is the son of the royal Saxon court advisor and ENT doctor Oscar Hermann Beschorner and attended the Kreuzgymnasium there until 1891 . From 1892 to 1896 he studied history, classical philosophy and geography at the universities of Leipzig and Munich . In Leipzig he did his doctorate with the thesis The Saxon Office Freiberg in the 14th / 15th. Century 1896 to Dr. phil. This work went to press in 1897.

After Beschorner was active in higher education until 1899, he was in August d. J. Archivist at the Saxon Main State Archives in Dresden , whose director he became in 1928. In 1937 he retired. Hellmut Kretzschmar became his successor.

Beschorner was from 1932 to 1934 editor of the news sheet for German field names and the Saxon field name collector . Under his editorship, fourteen issues of the latter series were published from 1930 to 1938.

Hans Beschorner is u. a. to thank for the processing of the extensive map collection of the Dresden archive.

Since 1893 he was a member of the Corps Saxonia Leipzig .

Works (selection)

  • The loan book of Frederick the Strict 1349/50 . 1903 (co-author Woldemar Lippert )
  • Permoser studies. Dresden, von Baensch Foundation, 1913
  • Matthias Öder and the land surveying of his time in Germany. In: Messages from the Geography Association Dresden . Volume 3, 1924, pp. 1-29
  • Handbook of German field name literature, 1928.
  • The Hoflößnitz near Dresden ( historical hiking trips , 9)


Individual evidence

  1. Kösener Corpslisten 1960, 30 , 641

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