Ludwig Plümicke

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Ludwig Plümicke (Photo: Collections of Lutherstadt Eisleben )

Carl Friedrich Ludwig Plümicke (born March 6, 1791 in Waldenburg (Silesia) ; † April 27, 1866 in Eisleben ) was a Prussian mountain ridge, teacher, honorary citizen of the city of Eisleben and collector of around 4,300 books, atlases , maps and manuscripts.


Plümicke came from Waldenburg in Silesia. He was the 5th child of the mountain council and head of the Waldenburg Mining Authority JHL Plümicke. At the age of 26, after studying at the University of Breslau and the Bergakademie Freiberg , in 1817 the first full-time teacher went to the Eisleben mountain school , whose expansion he made a great contribution and of which he was last head. In 1862 Plümicke retired after being promoted to mountain assessor in 1843 and to mountain ridge in 1859. The University of Halle awarded him an honorary doctorate and Eisleben, in 1859, honorary citizenship .

He married Marie Sophie Christiane Eisentraut in 1825, who died a year later at the age of 24. Plümicke himself died in 1866. His grave is still today in the Kronenfriedhof in Eisleben.

In his will, on November 14, 1863, Plümicke bequeathed a total of 714 of his older books, maps and manuscripts to the historical library of the later Mansfeld AG , which had been founded two years earlier . From there, in 1868, parts of his collection were given to the Association for History and Antiquities for safekeeping, which were later incorporated into the historical library at Andreaskirchplatz 10 in Eisleben. Since 2008, his books have been in the Novalis research center at Schloss Oberwiederstedt .


In Lutherstadt Eisleben, the 150th anniversary of Ludwig Plümicke's death was celebrated in 2016 and a Plümicke year was proclaimed. Since then, the Plümicke stone on the Eisleben city terraces, the former mountain school garden, has been a reminder of him. Plümicke probably designed this stone for the training before 1843 as an adjustment table, as the Latin inscription Ante 1843 , which is now covered by a brass plate, suggests. It was possibly used by the prospective mine separators at the mountain school to use the north-south or meridian line engraved on a brass plate to adjust their compasses and leveling devices and to learn how to use the measuring devices.

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Individual evidence

  1. Plümicke year 2016
  2. ^ Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Eisleben, from April 21, 2016