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GOTTFRIED GABRIEL BREDOW (1773-1814)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 487 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GOTTFRIED GABRIEL BREDOW (1773-1814), German historian, was born at Berlin on the 14th of December 1773, and became successively professor at the universities of Helmstedt, Frankfort-on-Oder and Breslau. He died at Breslau on the 5th of September 1814. Bredow's principal works are Handbuch der alien Geschichte, Geographie and Chronologie (Eutin, 1799; English trans., London, 1827); Chronik des 19. Jahrhunderts (Altona, 18or) ; Entwurf der Weltkunde der Alien (Altona, 1816) ; Weltgeschichte in Tabellen (Altona, 18o1; English trans. by J. Bell, London, 1820); Grundriss einer Geschichte der merkwardigsten lVelthandel von 1796—1810 (Hamburg, 181o). Bredow's posthumous writings were edited by J. G. Kunisch (Breslau, 1S23), who added a biography of the author.
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