Robert Priebsch

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Robert Priebsch (born June 11, 1866 in Tannwald , Bohemia; † May 25, 1935 in Perchtoldsdorf , Austria) was a German specialist in German .


Priebsch came from a German-Bohemian industrial family. He went to high school in Prague and Reichenberg and later studied at the universities of Leipzig , Prague, Berlin , Strasbourg and Graz . During his studies in 1888 he became a member of the Landsmannschaft Marchia Berlin . He was promoted to Dr. phil. PhD . Priebsch was a professor of German literature and language, among other stations in Great Britain he taught a. a. at the Institute of Germanic Studies at the University of London and was considered by some to be the founder of German philology in the United Kingdom. His focus was on researching Old High German, Middle High German and Old Low German manuscripts. He was married with a daughter, Hannah.


  • The German language / by R. Priebsch and WE Collinson. - 1st publ. - London: Faber & Faber, 1934
  • Christ's suffering, seen in a vision / ed. by Robert Priebsch. - Heidelberg: Winter, 1936. Digitized edition of the University and State Library Düsseldorf
  • The sacred rule for a perfect life: a Cistercian work of the XIII. Century; from the manuscript Additional 9048 of the British Museum / ed. by Robert Priebsch. - Berlin: Weidmann, 1909. Digitized edition of the University and State Library Düsseldorf
  • Brother Rausch: Facsimile edition of the oldest Low German print (A) together with the woodcuts of the Dutch print (J) from 1596 / in. u. with e. Bibliography vers. by Robert Priebsch. - Zwickau: Ullmann, 1919. Digitized edition of the University and State Library Düsseldorf
  • German manuscripts in England. 2 volumes (in 1 volume), Erlangen 1896–1901; Reprint Olms, Hildesheim / New York 1979.
  • German prose fragments of the XII. Century. I: Fragments of the so-called Zurich Pharmacopoeia mixed with other medical treatises. In: Modern Language Review 10, 1915, pp. 203-221; II: Fragments of the so-called Practica of Master Bartholomaeus. In: Modern Language Review 11, 1916, pp. 321-334.
  • Johan uz dem virgiere: a late Middle High German knight poem based on a Flemish source . - Heidelberg: Winter, 1931. Digitized edition of the University and State Library Düsseldorf

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Individual evidence

  1. German Biographical Encyclopedia. Edited by Walther Killy . Vol. 8, 1998
  2. Who is it Our Contemporaries. Edited by Herrmann AL Degener . 10th edition 1935. (345). Quoted from the World Biographical Information System
  3. ^ Berthold Ohm and Alfred Philipp (eds.): Directory of addresses of the old men of the German Landsmannschaft. Part 1. Hamburg 1932, p. 274.
  4. ^ Extract from the archives of the London AIM25