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ERNST LUDWIG DUMMLER (1830-19o2)

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 665 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ERNST LUDWIG DUMMLER (1830-19o2), German historian, the son of Ferdinand Dummler (1777-1846), a Berlin bookseller, was born in Berlin, on the 2nd of January 183o. He studied at Bonn under J. W. Lobell (1786-1863), under L. von Ranke and W. Wattenbach, and his doctor's dissertation, De Arnulfo Francorum rege (Berlin, 1852), was a notable essay. He entered the faculty at Halle in 1855, and started an historical Seminar. In 1858 he became professor extraordinary, in 1866 full professor. In 1875 he became a member of the revised committee directing the Monumenta Germaniae historica, himself undertaking the direction of the section Antiquitates, and in 1888 became president of the central board in Berlin. This was an official recognition of Dummler's leading position among German historians. In addition to numerous critical works and editions of texts, he published Piligrim von Passau and das Erzbistum Lorch (1854), Ober die dlteren Slawen in Dalmatien (1856), Das Formelbuch des Bischofs Salomo III. von Konstanz (1857) and Anselm der Peripatetiker (1872). But his great work was the Geschichte des ostfrankischen Reiches (Berlin, 1862-1865, in 2 vols.; 2nd ed. 1887-1888, in 3 vols.). In conjunction with Wattenbach he completed the Monumenta Alcuiniana (Berlin, 1873), which had been begun by Philipp Jaffe, and with R. Kopke he wrote Kaiser Otto der Grosse (Leipzig, 1876). He edited the first and second volumes of the Poetae latini aevi Carolini for the Monumenta Germanise historica (Berlin, 1881-1884). Dummler died in Berlin on the 11th of September 1902. His son, Ferdinand (1859-1896), who won some reputation as an archaeologist and philologist, was professor at the university of Basel from 1890 until his death on the 15th of November 1896.
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