Hermann Wegener

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Hermann Wegener (* unknown; † 1613 or later) was a German printer of the early modern period .


Wegener was the son of the Hamburg, later Schleswig book printer Nicolaus Wegener and brother of the Schleswig book printer Arnold Wegener . There is evidence of prints by him in the period from 1599 to 1606 in Lübeck and from 1608 to 1613 in Hamburg .

Print production

Wegener printed in German, Latin, Danish and Swedish. This diversity of languages ​​was not unusual for Lübeck printers of the time. In Lübeck he printed Philipp Kegel's Dulce refrigerium (two different editions, 1599; further edition 1602, further edition 1606), Euangelia och Epistler (pericopes in Swedish, 1603), Then swenska psalmboken (Swedish hymn book, 1603), Nicolaus Heldvaderus ' Allmanach oc Practica / paa det Aar / M. DC. IIII. (Danish Almanac, 1603) and Petrus Chunradus' Præclaræ et egregiae insvlae Allsiae, patriae dvlcissimæ, qvaliscvnqve χωρογραφία encomiastica (1605).

The works printed in Hamburg include the funeral sermon on Philipp Nicolai , his first print in 1608 in Hamburg, and in 1611 Samuel Meiger's mirror of matrimonial household , which he reprinted in 1613. Borchling - Claussen list four of his Low German prints in the Low German Bibliography .


  • Christoph Reske: The book printers of the 16th and 17th centuries in the German-speaking area: Based on the work of the same name by Josef Benzing . (Contributions to books and libraries 51). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2007. ISBN 9783447054508 , p. 338
  • Jürgen Beyer: Two little-known Lübeck book printers from around 1600: Hermann Wegener and Gall Hoffmann , in: Zeitschrift für Lübeckische Geschichte 91 (2011), pp. 161–172.

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Individual evidence

  1. Reske (Lit.), pp. 335, 819f.
  2. VD16 ZV24537; VD16 K591, exact title from Beyer (lit.).
  3. Royal Library of Stockholm , exact title from Beyer (lit.).
  4. VD17 23: 326968V, exact title from Beyer (lit.).
  5. Kgl. Stockholm library, exact title from Beyer (lit.).
  6. Kgl. Stockholm library, exact title from Beyer (lit.).
  7. Kgl. Library Copenhagen , exact title from Beyer (lit.)
  8. Kgl. Library Copenhagen, exact title from Beyer (lit.).
  9. VD17 1: 030846G
  10. VD17 23: 288154R
  11. According to Reske (Lit.)