Ludwig Staackmann

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Johannes August Ludwig Staackmann (born June 3, 1830 in Wolfenbüttel , † November 13, 1896 in Leipzig ) was a German bookseller who excelled as a publisher of the works of Friedrich Spielhagen (from 1869) and Peter Rosegger (from 1894), among others .


Ludwig Staackmann was born as the second son of the master baker Staackmann from Stadthagen . In 1844 he started an apprenticeship with a businessman. From 1847 he worked as a commercial clerk in a Braunschweig bank. He also wrote theater reviews. Some readers have suspected that the anonymous author was an accomplished writer. After serving in the military as a one-year volunteer in 1850, he took up service in a colonial warehouse in Halle an der Saale in 1851 - again as a commercial clerk . In 1857 he moved to Leipzig, where he worked for Moritz Merfeld and August Lieberoth's bank and shipping company until 1867.

Friends of Friedrich Spielhagen, he decided to change jobs in 1868 and became a bookseller. Together with his friend Friedrich Loewe , he operated under the name Loewe & Staackmann . As early as 1869, Staackmann became completely self-employed, founded the L. Staackmann Verlag in Leipzig on October 1, 1869, which took into account "the maintenance of foreign German literature" and bought from his friend Johann Ambrosius Barth jun. (1834-1887) the Commission's Rules of Hans Barth , which had emerged from the Leipzig publisher of Ignaz Jacko joke.

The authors of the L. Staackmann publishing house also included Werner Beumelburg , Max Dreyer and Juliana von Stockhausen , the Swiss Alfred Huggenberger and Meinrad Inglin , the Sudeten Germans Rudolf Haas , Emil Hadina and Robert Hohlbaum, and the Austrians Rudolf Hans Bartsch , Emil Ertl and Gustav from Festenberg .

Together with his wife Marianne, Ludwig Staackmann had three children - Alfred, Lucie and Johannes. The sons continued the business after the death of their father.


  • Rudolf Schmidt : German bookseller. German book printer. Contributions to a company history of the German book trade Volume 5. Berlin / Eberswalde 1908, pp. 919–920 ( digitized version ).

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  1. ^ History of the Loewe publishing house founded in Leipzig in 1863.