Michael Diefenbacher

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Michael Diefenbacher (born July 13, 1956 in Heilbronn ) is a German archivist and historian . Until December 31, 2019, he was head of the Nuremberg City Archives .


From 1975 to 1981 Diefenbacher studied history, German, Middle Latin philology and political science at the universities of Tübingen , Vienna and Marburg . From 1983 to 1985 he completed the archival preparatory service as a trainee lawyer for the state of Baden-Württemberg at the archive school in Marburg . He then began his archival career at the main state archive in Stuttgart . In 1985 he moved to the Nuremberg City Archives , which he took over in 1990.

He was chairman of the working group of Bavarian municipal archives and was chairman of the Association of German archivists from 2009 to 2013 .

With Rudolf Endres he published the Nuremberg City Lexicon in 1999 .

Publications (selection)

  • with Johannes Müllner: The Annals of the Imperial City of Nuremberg from 1623. III: 1470–1544. Nuremberg 2003.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Rudolf Endres, Michael Diefenbacher (ed.): Stadtlexikon Nürnberg. Tümmels, Nuremberg 1999; 2nd, improved edition, ibid. 2000, ISBN 3-921590-69-8 .