Romuald Hube

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Bust of Romuald Hube in the Collegium Maius in Breslau

Romuald Hube (* 1803 in Warsaw ; † September 1890 there ) was a Polish legal scholar.

Romuald Hube studied in Warsaw, then heard the lectures of Savigny , Hegel , Steffens, Böckh, Ritters in Berlin and, in 1825, he returned to his hometown, lecturer of general legal history, and in 1829 full professor of canonical and criminal law at the university there, while his brother Joseph Hube took over the chair of legal history at the same time.

As a result of the events of 1831 he left the university career and in 1832 was prosecutor in the criminal courts of the Masovian and Kalisch Voivodeships . But in the following year he was appointed to Saint Petersburg as a member of the Legislative Commission for Poland, in which he worked out the criminal code and the criminal court code for Poland that had been published since then.

He was then appointed to the legislative chancellery of the Empire for the same purpose, was appointed Real State Councilor, was given a permanent position in that magistrate in 1843 and has since participated in the most important legislations of Russia. In 1846 he accompanied Count Bludow to Rome, and in 1850 he was appointed Privy Councilor and Senator of the Empire, and in 1857 an honorary member of the Petersburg Academy .

Hube edited the Fragmenta Ulpiani (Warsaw 1826), the Institutiones Gaji (Warsaw 1827), the Lex Salica (1867) and wrote a praised treatise: "De furtis doctrina ex jure romano historice et dogmatice explicata (das. 1828).

Some of his Polish writings are: Ogólne zasady nauki prawa karnego ( Principles of Criminal Law , Warsaw 1830) and Prawo polskie w wieku XIII. tym ("Polish Law in the 13th Century", Warsaw 1875).

He was also the main founder of the legal journal Themis polska and published his brother Joseph's historical account of the Succession rights of the Slavs (German von Zupanski, Posen 1836).

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