Johann Georg Vetter

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Johann Georg Vetter (* 1681 in Leukershausen ; † 1745 on the fortress Wülzburg near Weißenburg in Nordgau ) was a margravial Ansbach cartographer and chief engineer.


Johann Georg Vetter was born in Leukershausen near Crailsheim in 1681 as the son of the Evangelical Lutheran pastor Johann Georg Vetter from Dinkelsbühl and his wife, Christina Barbara, the daughter of Feuchtwang mayor, née. Beck born. In 1710 he applied to the Margrave of Ansbach to draw up maps and descriptions of all of the principality's higher offices. Vetter was accepted, made a surveyor and later a lieutenant engineer. Its completed documents burned in 1719, but the Oberamtskarten were preserved. In 1723 he began the descriptions again, in 1732 they were all completed a second time and summarized in four parts as a detailed representation of the Margraviate Brandenburg-Ansbach under the title Topography or Description of the Burggrafthum Nürnberg Unterhalb Gebürgs . 1738 Vetter was promoted to engineer captain (engineer captain). As part of this work, he drew up the oldest floor plan of Fürth in 1717 . He died in 1745 on the Wülzburg fortress near the imperial city of Weißenburg .



  • Karl Hauck: Johann Georg Vetter (1681–1745) - the creator of the first uniform Ansbach Oberamt descriptions and maps (with an art print supplement and a table attached) . Yearbook for Franconian regional research 11/12. Lassleben 1953, pp. 297-322.
  • Ludwig Schnurrer: Johann Georg Vetter (1681–1745) and his work . Yearbook of the historical association "Alt-Dinkelsbühl" for 1967/68. Dinkelsbühl 1968. pp. 30-31.
  • Crailsheimer Volksbank (ed.): The Brandenburg-Ansbachische Oberamt Crailsheim in the maps of Johann Georg Vetter (1681–1745) . 1995.

Web links

Commons : Johann Georg Vetter  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Digitized version of the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg .
  2. ^ Johann Georg Vetter . In: Fü Retrieved June 16, 2018.