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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 312 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALBERT EBERHARD FRIEDRICH SCHAFFLE (1831-1903), German statesman and political economist, was born at Nurtingen in Wurttemberg on the 24th of February 1831, and in 1848 became a student at the university of Tubingen. From 185o to 186o he was attached to the editorial staff of the Schwabische Merkur in Stuttgart, and in the latter year accepted a call to the chair of political economy at Tubingen. From 1862 to 1864 Schaffie was a member of the Wurttemberg diet, and in 1868 he received a mandate to the German Zollparlament. This year he was appointed professor of political science at the university of Vienna, and in 1871 he entered the cabinet of Karl Siegmund Graf von Hohenwart as minister of commerce for Austria. But the government fell in the same year, and Schaffie withdrew to Stuttgart, where he took up his residence, devoting himself entirely to literary work. He died at Stuttgart on the 25th of December 1903. Among his numerous writings must be mentioned Das Gesellschaftliche System der menschlichen Wirthschaft (new ed., 1873); Die Nationalokonomische Theorie der ausschliessenden Absatzverhaltnisse (1867); Bau and Leben des socialen Korpers (2nd ed. 1896); Ein Votum gegen den neuesten Zolltarif (Tubingen, 1901); Die agrarische Gefahr (Berlin, 1902); Gesammelte Aufsatze (1885-1887). From 1892 to 1901 Schaffie was the sole editor of the Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Staatswissenschaft. See Biermann, Schafle and der Agrarismus (Bonn, 1902) and his autobiography, Aus meinem Leben (Berlin, 1905).
SCHAFFHAUSEN (Fr. Schaffhouse)

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