Julius drag

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Julius Drag (born February 11, 1864 in Frankfurt am Main , † February 24, 1925 there ) was a German pedagogue and classical philologist.


Julius dragging was the son of the tutor and writer Eduard dragging (1819-1884) and brother of the psychiatrist and philosopher Theodor dragging (1862-1950). He attended the model school and the municipal high school , where he passed the Abitur examination in 1882. He completed a degree in classical philology, German, history and archeology in Tübingen , Leipzig and Bonn in 1886 with a doctorate. From 1886 to 1889 he was tutor in Budapest , where he published several historical works in Hungarian during this time.

After his return to Frankfurt in 1889, he got his first job as a teacher at the municipal high school . 1891–92 he was given leave of absence in order to be able to take up the travel grant of the German Archaeological Institute . In 1893 the German Archaeological Institute appointed him a corresponding member.

Under the direction of Karl Reinhardt he worked in the 1890s on the development of the Frankfurt curriculum for reform high schools . From 1898 to 1901 he was director of the Wöhlerschule in Frankfurt, then until 1906 senior director of the command of the cadet corps in Berlin .

On November 14, 1905, dragging was elected to the city council for the Frankfurt school system. Until 1916 he remained the city's head of school, after which he moved as a full professor to the chair for pedagogy at Frankfurt University , which was endowed by Wilhelm Merton , where he had been honorary professor for pedagogy since 1914. His chair was the first professorship for education at a Prussian university.

Draw was the first chairman of the Frankfurt Historical Commission , founded in 1906, and remained as an honorary councilor for higher education in the Frankfurt magistrate until 1921, after which he was head of the newly created Office for Science, Art and Public Education until his death .

Draw was the editor of educational writings and translations of texts from classical antiquity. He spoke French, English, Italian and Hungarian as well as Greek and Latin as a classical philologist. His estate is archived in the Institute for Urban History . The drawing school in Frankfurt's Eschersheim district is named after him. He found his final resting place in the Frankfurt main cemetery . The grave was named an honor grave by the city magistrate.

Dragging was left-handed by nature and wrote left and right fluently. He could even write different words on the right and left at the same time, as he occasionally demonstrated in family circles.

Since 1894, dragging was with Elisabeth born. Simon married. His sons were the later teacher of the model school and historians Eduard (1896–1945) and Wolfgang Drag (1899–1918).

Fonts (selection)

  • Ephemerides Tullianae rerum inde a XVII m. Martii 49 a. Chr. Usque ad IX m. Augusti 48 a. BC gestarum . Phil. Diss., Bonn, 1886–87.
  • Biographical studies on the history and system of popular education , 1911.
  • History of Pedagogy. In: The information. A collection of lexically arranged reference books on all branches of science, art and technology with the collaboration of first experts [...]. Frankfurt am Main 1920–1931, issue 18–19.

As editor

  • Karl Oppel: Practical instructions for raising children from an early age to independence . Frankfurt: Moritz Diesterweg, 1906; with a foreword by Juliuszug.
  • Magdalene von Broecker: Art history in plan . Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1910.



  1. Hertha Draw: My father-in-law Julius Draw. In: Annual report 1989/90 of the drawing school , p. 123

Web links

Wikisource: Juliuszug  - Sources and full texts
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