Melchior Stenglein

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Melchior Stenglein (1871) by Wilhelm Leibl

Melchior Ignaz Hermann Heinrich Christoph Stenglein (born October 4, 1825 in Bayreuth , † July 8, 1903 in Tegernsee ) was a German lawyer. He was a son of the later district president of Upper Franconia Melchior Ignatius Nicolaus Stenglein, known under the name of Melchior Ritter von Stenglein .


After studying law in Würzburg and Heidelberg , Stenglein was royal prosecutor in Munich (1854–1862, 1864–1868) and Passau (1862–1864), royal appellate judge (1868) in Munich and worked as a royal advocate and lawyer (1872–1879) ) in Munich. In 1879 he was an attorney for the Reich , from 1888 to 1898 he was a judge at the Reichsgericht in Leipzig.

Stenglein published several commentaries on criminal law, which appeared in multiple editions, was the author of legal textbooks and specialist books as well as co-author of further legal commentaries. He was editor of the magazine for judicial practice and jurisprudence, which appeared in 18 volumes between 1862 and 1879, and from 1896 co-editor of the German legal journal . He was married to Emma Louise Wilhelmine Henriette von Regemann (1831 – after 1906) since 1854 and 1855, respectively, and the marriage resulted in the children Melchior Gustav (* 1856), Hermann (* 1857) and Maria (* around 1856/1860) . Stenglein was a member of the Corps Bavaria Würzburg .


From 1863 to 1879 Stenglein was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Bavaria for the constituency of Kronach / Upper Franconia as a member of the Liberal Central Party , and from 1874 to 1877 for Upper Franconia for the National Liberal Party in the German Reichstag .


Stenglein was awarded the Knight's Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit by St. Michael on August 7, 1885 . In addition, he received the Prussian Red Eagle Order 2nd Class, the Royal Saxon Order of Albrecht 2nd Class and the Princely House Order of Hohenzollern 3rd Class.

Works (selection)

  • Collection of the German criminal codes. Edited by Melchior Stenglein, Munich 1858.
Volume 1: Bavaria, Oldenburg, Saxony-Altenburg, Württemberg, Braunschweig.
Volume 2: Hanover, Hessen-Darmstadt and Frankfurt, Baden, Nassau.
Volume 3: Thuringian Criminal Code, Prussia, Austria, Saxony

Web links

Commons : Melchior Stenglein  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Detailed family chronicle (PDF; 271 kB) on the website of Andreas Stenglein, accessed April 15, 2008
  2. Kösener corps lists 1910, 201 , 172.