Peter Humblot

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Peter Humblot (born March 13, 1779 in Berlin ; † December 11, 1828 there ) was a German bookseller and publisher.


Peter Humblot was the second son of a cutler from Langres in Champagne , who had settled in Berlin. He attended the Friedrichswerder grammar school and began an apprenticeship in the Francke bookstore at the age of 14. In 1798 he moved to the Thomasschen Buchhandlung in Braunschweig and two years later to the Deckersche Buchhandlung in Basel . In 1802 he returned to Berlin and worked in the bookstore Haude & Spener . After an interlude in Paris , he returned to Berlin in 1806. With his friend Karl Duncker he took over the Fröhlich bookstore there on January 1, 1809. The company Duncker & Humblot developed into a successful and renowned Berlin publisher.

In 1828 Humblot was elected a city councilor. He tried to raise awareness of the benefits of copyright protection among those in power .

Peter Humblot married the daughter Amélie (1789–1877) of the Berlin jeweler André Paul Jordan (1763–1830) in 1812 . The daughter Bertha (1820–1910) married the physicist and chemist Heinrich Gustav Magnus in 1840 .