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KARL GUSTAV HOMEYER (1795-1874)

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 641 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KARL GUSTAV HOMEYER (1795-1874), German jurist, was born on the 13th of August 1795 at Wolgast in Pomerania. After studying law at the universities of Berlin, Gottingen and Heidelberg (1813-1817), he settled as a Privatdocent, in 1821, at the university of Berlin, where he became ordinary professor of law in 1827. His principal works are his edition of the Sachsenspiegel (in 3 vols., 1827, 3rd ed., 1861, containing also some other important sources of Saxon or Low German law), which is still unsurpassed in accuracy and sagacity of research, and his book on Die Haus- and Hofmarken (1870), in which he has given a history of the use of trade-marks among all the Teutonic nations of Europe, and which is full of important elucidations of the history of law and also contains valuable contributions to the history of art and civilization. In 185o Homeyer was elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences, in the Transactions of which he published various He died on the loth of October 1874.
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