Karl Andresen

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Karl Gustav Andresen (born June 1, 1813 in Uetersen ; † May 25, 1891 in Bonn ) was a German specialist in German .


Karl Andresen attended the Christianeum in Altona until 1833 and then studied philosophy at the University of Kiel . From 1839 to 1852 he held a position as a collaborator and teacher at his former school, the Christianeum. After his release at his own request, he worked as a private tutor in various places.

From 1858 to 1865 Andresen accepted a position as senior teacher and prorector in Mülheim an der Ruhr . He then moved to Bonn, where he qualified as a private lecturer in 1870 and was appointed associate professor in 1874.

Karl Andresen died a week before his 78th birthday in Bonn and found his final resting place there.

Fonts (selection)

  • About German orthography . Kunze Verlag, Mainz 1855.
  • Word register for German orthography. In addition to basic preliminary remarks . 2nd edition Kunze Verlag, Mainz 1869 (EA Mainz 1856)
  • The German family names . Mülheim 1862 (Realschule program).
  • Register for J. Grimm's German grammar. Goettingen 1865.
  • About J. Grimm's orthography (Documenta linguistica). Olms, Hildesheim 1971 (reprint of the Göttingen edition 1867).
  • About the language of J. Grimms. Sendet Reprint, Schaan 1981, ISBN 3-50019710-8 (reprint of the Leipzig 1869 edition).
  • The old German personal names in their development and appearance as today's gender names. Sendet, Vaduz 1983 (reprint of the Mainz edition 1873)
  • About German folk etymology . 7th edition. Reisland-Verlag, Leipzig 1919. The first edition appeared in Heilbronn in 1876 ( link to the digitized version )
  • Use of language and literacy in German. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1967 (reprint of the Leipzig edition 1923).
  • Competitions in the explanation of the German gender names. Henninger Verlag, Heilbronn 1883.


Individual evidence

  1. Archive of the Christianeum; see also: Bernd Elsner: The register of the Christianeum in Altona 1738 - 1850 . Contributions to the history of Hamburg. Published by the Association for Hamburg History, Volume 54; Hamburg 1998; Matriculation number 973
  2. Archive of the Christianeum

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