Siegfried Gutenbrunner

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Siegfried Gutenbrunner (born May 26, 1906 in Vienna ; † November 23, 1984 in Freiburg im Breisgau ) was an Austro-German German and Scandinavian Medievalist .

Gutenbrunner studied German at the University of Vienna , where he received his doctorate in 1931 and, after completing his habilitation, taught in 1936 as a private lecturer and from 1939 as a lecturer. Since 1933/34 he was "illegally" involved in the National Socialist Student Union and since 1938 in the National Socialist Teachers' Union . From 1943 he was an associate professor for German studies and Scandinavian studies at the National Socialist elite institution, the Reich University of Strasbourg .

After the end of the Second World War he held a chair at the University of Kiel and in 1950 was initially an associate professor, and in 1955 a full professor of Germanic and Nordic philology at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg . There he founded a seminar for Scandinavian studies in 1963. In 1975 he retired.


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  1. Irene Ranzmaier: German studies - continuity- creating approaches in science . In: Mitchell G. Ash, Wolfram Niess, Ramon Pils (eds.): Humanities in National Socialism: the example of the University of Vienna . V&R unipress. Göttingen 2010, ISBN 3-89029-967-9 , pp. 427-453, here p. 436.