Tilo Brandis (Librarian)

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Tilo Brandis (born January 21, 1935 in Hamburg ) is a German librarian and Mediaevist .

He was born in 1964 at the University of Hamburg with the dissertation Der Harder. PhDs in texts and studies . He then went to the library service and headed the manuscript department of the Berlin State Library from 1973 until his retirement in 2000 , where he mainly dealt with medieval manuscripts and autograph legacies from the modern era.

Publications (selection)

  • Middle High German, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch Minnereden. Directory of manuscripts and prints. Beck, Munich 1968.
  • with Peter Jörg Becker: Old German manuscripts (= Patrimonia. Vol. 87, ISSN  0941-7036 ). Published by the Kulturstiftung der Länder in conjunction with the Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage. Kulturstiftung der Länder, Berlin 1995.
  • Cinnamon. Western manuscripts from the Middle Ages from the collections of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Reichert, Wiesbaden 1975.


  • Peter Jörg Becker, Eva Bliembach, Holger Nickel, Renate Schipke, Giuliano Staccioli (eds.): Scrinium Berolinense. Tilo Brandis on his 65th birthday (= contributions from the Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage. Vol. 10). Reichert, Wiesbaden 2000, ISBN 3-89500-158-9 .