Ludwig Beutin

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Ludwig Beutin (born March 20, 1903 in Wernsdorf (Königs Wusterhausen) , † September 15, 1958 in Cologne ) was a German educator and historian .


Beutin was the son of a construction technician. He moved to Bremen in 1909 and attended secondary and upper secondary schools. After attending a pedagogy, he became an elementary school teacher. From 1924 he studied a. a. Economic history at the University of Marburg , the Humboldt University of Berlin , the University of Vienna and the University of Munich . He received his doctorate in 1929 on the subject of the Hanseatic League and the Reich in the commercial struggle against England .

After he was initially unable to complete his habilitation because his doctoral supervisor died, he completed additional educational training in Oldenburg and Bremen. From 1933 he worked as a teacher for history and German in Bremen, first at the upper secondary school in the western suburbs, then at various other schools and later mainly at the old grammar school in Bremen . He also conducted research in the field of economic and commercial history and published several papers. In 1939 he completed his habilitation at the University of Hamburg .

Beutin had been a member of the NSDAP since 1937, having previously joined the National Socialist People's Welfare (NSV).

He was last captain in World War II . After 1945 he taught at the University of Hamburg. From 1947 to 1951 he was again a teacher in Bremen. In 1951 he was appointed professor to the chair for economic history at the University of Cologne with a reorientation of research and teaching activities on the history of industrial development and an expansion to general social and economic history. He taught in Cologne until his death in 1958.

As a member of the Historical Society Bremen, Beutin was often active for the latter through articles and lectures. He was co-editor of the Hansische Geschichtsblätter and a member of the Hansisches Geschichtsverein .

The Beutinweg in Bremen- Habenhausen was named in 1973 after him.


His most important book was Bremen and America . He also wrote about the history of the Hanseatic League.

  • Hanseatic League and Reich in the final commercial struggle against England , K. Curtius, 1929
  • The Effects of the Seven Years' War on the National Economy in Prussia , 1933 (quarterly for social and economic history. Special print XXVI. Vol. Hft. 3.).
  • Three centuries of tobacco trade in Bremen , 1937
  • Simon Peter Tilmann 1601–1668 , 1950
  • Bremen and America , Schünemannverlag, Bremen 1953
  • Practice and economic history , 1955
  • History of the South Westphalian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hagen and its economic landscape. Hagen, 1956
  • The economic decline of Venice in the 16th and 17th centuries. In: Hansische Geschichtsblätter . Vol. 76, 1958, pp. 42-72
  • Introduction to economic history , Böhlau, 1958
  • Collected publications on economic and social history , 1963
  • Ludwig Beutin, Hermann Kellenbenz : Basics of the study of economic history . Cologne 1973, ISBN 3-412-86373-4
  • From three bales to the world market , a little cotton chronicle
  • Ludwig Beutin, Hermann Entholt : To the Bremen trade history. Volume 1: Bremen and Northern Europe . Volume 2: Bremen and the Netherlands .
  • Trade and shipping in Bremen until the World War . In: Bremen - life circle of a Hanseatic city .
  • The Bremen Baltic Sea in the recent centuries . In: Bremisches Jahrbuch , Volume 35, pp. 359 ff, Bremen 1935.
  • The German North Sea coast as a unit of fate . In: Bremisches Jahrbuch , Volume 38, p. 29 ff, Bremen 1939.
  • Old Bremen handbooks . In: Bremisches Jahrbuch , Volume 34, pp. 138 ff, Bremen 1933.


Individual evidence

  1. Peter Borowsky, 'History at the University of Hamburg 1933 to 1945'. In: Eckart Krause, Ludwig Huber, Holger Fischer (eds.), Everyday university life in the "Third Reich": the Hamburg University, 1933–1945, Vol. 2, Berlin 1991, p. 571.
  2. Friedrich Prüser : Ludwig Beutin. In: Bremisches Jahrbuch 46 (1959), pp. 20-25.