Ludwig Cohn 1834-1871
Cohn was born in Breslau in 1834. He belonged to a prominent family of merchants. As a young child he suffered an illness that left him physically deformed and weak, and was therefore taught at home by his mother until he was of an age to attend the Gymnasium.
He entered Breslau University in 1851, and Berlin University in 1853. About this time he was stricken with a serious illness. During his slow recovery at Breslau he attended lectures by Mommsen and Junckmann, and he took his degree at the university of that city in 1856. In 1857 he became a privat-docent at Göttingen University, where he taught till his death on Jan. 13, 1871.
His principal works are characterized by wide reading, keenness of criticism, and fairness of spirit, and include several well known works on German history. His principal work (1864-5) is “Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Deutschen Staaten und der Niederlande” .
Allg. Deutsche Biographie, 1896, iv. 394;
Le Roi, Gesch. der Evangel. Jud.-Mission, i. 213.S. N. D.
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