Heinrich Honsell received his doctorate in 1969 from the University of Munich under Wolfgang Kunkel . 1972 followed the habilitation with Karl Larenz (1903-1993). In the same year he started working at Bielefeld University , where he remained as a professor of civil law until 1977. He then taught private law and Roman law at the University of Salzburg until 1989 and then moved to the University of Zurich , where he retired as Professor for Swiss and European Private Law on August 31, 2007 .
From 1993 to 2003 Honsell was a member of the board of directors of the German Association of Civil Law Teachers ; from 1999 he held the post of the executive board. Honsell is also a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna .
In addition to numerous other publications, Honsell is editor and co-author of the Basel Commentaries on Swiss Private Law, von Staudinger's Commentary on the German Civil Code and a commentary on the UN Sales Convention .
- 2015: Honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna
- University of Vienna: This Honorum 2015: honorary doctorates and Promotion "sub auspiciis" ( Memento of 22 April 2015 in the Internet Archive ). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German and Austrian legal scholar|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 28, 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Munich|