Peter Paul Albert

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Peter Paul Albert (born January 29, 1862 in Steinbach near Mudau ; † November 27, 1956 in Freiburg im Breisgau ) was a German historian and archivist .


Peter Paul Albert attended the Latin school in Amorbach and studied history and German in Würzburg and Munich, where he received his doctorate in 1889. During his studies he became a member of the KDStV Arminia Freiburg im Breisgau in the CV in 1883 . In 1889 he joined the General State Archives in Karlsruhe as a volunteer , where he had been employed as an unskilled worker since 1893. From 1890 to 1892 he organized the Löwenstein-Wertheim archives in Wertheim . From 1894 until his retirement in 1924 he worked as the city ​​archivist of Freiburg im Breisgau .

Albert was one of the outstanding Baden local historians of his time. Streets are named after him both in his birthplace Steinbach and in Buchen . He sold his scientific library to the city of Buchen, where it forms the basis of the regional history library between Neckar and Main .

Fonts (selection)

  • Matthias Döring , a German minorite of the 15th century . Süddeutsche Verlagbuchhandlung. D. Ochs, Stuttgart 1892 (= dissertation).
  • Documents and registers on the history of the Freiburg Minster . In: Freiburger Münsterblätter 3, 1907-10, 1914.
  • with Max Wingenroth : Freiburg town houses from four centuries . Filser, Augsburg 1923.
  • Freiburg in the judgment of the centuries . Herder, Freiburg 1924.


Individual evidence

  1. Complete directory of the CV The honorary members, old men and students of the Cartell Association (CV) of the cath. German student associations. 1912, Strasbourg i. Els. 1912, p. 116.

Web links

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