Otto zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (historian)

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Otto Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (born March 31, 1893 at Wernigerode Castle ; † August 5, 1984 in Hamburg ) was a German historian and university professor. He is the grandson of the politician Otto Fürst zu Stolberg-Wernigerode .


Otto was the ninth child of Count Constantin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1843–1905). On April 19, 1932, he married Yvonne Baronesse Gerschau von Flotow (1895–1982) in Berlin and lived in Rostock at the time . After 1945 he moved to Bavaria with his wife. He had two sons, the also deceased Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, patent attorney in Hamburg, and Dr. phil. Hans-Peter Stolberg (title discarded), high school teacher i. R.

Stolberg-Wernigerode was a member of the German National People's Party (DNVP) from 1919 to 1923 . He was in the SA from 1933 to 1938 and joined the NSDAP in 1937 .

Stolberg-Wernigerode completed his history studies in 1921 with a doctorate and completed his habilitation in 1931 at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . In 1935/36 he was appointed associate professor and in 1942 full professor for middle and modern history at the University of Rostock ; In 1945 he was released there. After the Second World War, he taught at the University of Munich and was in charge of the New German Biography .



  • Germany and the United States of America in the Age of Bismarckian . De Gruyter, Berlin [et al.] 1933.
  • Robert Heinrich Graf von der Goltz. Ambassador to Paris 1863–1869 . Stalling, Oldenburg i. O. [ua] 1941 ( German historical sources of the 19th century , 34).
  • History of the United States of America . De Gruyter, Berlin 1956.
  • General German Biography and New German Biography . In: The Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences 1858–1958. Göttingen 1958, pp. 192-202.
  • The undecided generation. Germany's conservative leadership on the eve of the First World War . Oldenbourg, Munich [et al.] 1968.

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