Johann Wilhelm Bickell

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Johann Wilhelm Bickell (born November 2, 1799 in Marburg , † February 23, 1848 in Kassel ) was a German canon lawyer and judge.


Johann Wilhelm Bickell was born as the son of the chief forester Alexander Bickell (1752-1810) and Maria Bickell, geb. Oeste (1765–1843), born. In 1826 he married Maria Magdalena Caroline Kaup in Marburg. Her son Gustav Bickell was a professor of Semitic studies at the universities in Innsbruck and Vienna .

Professional career

After Bickell on Marburger Pädagogium was represented, he studied at the universities of Marburg (1815) and Göttingen (since 1818) Law and received the degree of legal on the first-named in 1820 doctor and a job as a lecturer . From 1822 he was associate professor and from 1826 full professor of law. In 1826 he led a research trip through Vienna , Munich and Paris , and in 1830 a new research trip back to Paris. From 1832 he also worked as a senior appellate judge in Kassel, and from 1841 he was the director of the higher court in Marburg. In 1845 he was finally awarded the office of Vice President of the Kassel Higher Appeal Court , and in 1846 he became both a State Councilor and a member of the Board of the Hessian Ministry of Justice . Bickell died on February 23, 1848 in Kassel.

Bickell published several treatises on civil and canon law. He was editor of the "Journal for Law and Legislation in Kurhessen". In 1833 he was a co-founder of the Evangelical Mission Association . He cultivated friendships with the Marburg theologian Hermann Hupfeld and the conservative Electorate of Hesse Minister Ludwig Hassenpflug .


  • About the origin and today's use of the two extravagant collections of the Corpus jur. canonici , Marburg 1825.
  • De paleis quae in Gratiani decreto inveniuntur disquisitio hist.-critica , Marburg 1827.
  • On the reform of the Protestant church constitution in particular on Kurhessen , Marburg 1831.
  • About the commitment of the evangelical clergy to the symbolic writings with special reference to the Hessian church law , Kassel 1839.
  • History of Canon Law , only volume 1 published (in 2 deliveries), Gießen 1843/1849 (digitized: delivery 1 , delivery 2 ).


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