Siegfried Hirsch 1816-1860
Hirsch studied history at the universities of Berlin and Königsberg from 1833 through 1836. In 1834 he published a prize essay, “Das Leben und die Thaten König Heinrichs I.”; and in 1837, conjointly with Waitz, “Die Echtheit der Chronik von Korvei.” His first important work was “De Vita et Scriptis Sigiberti,” Berlin, 1841.
In 1842 he became privat-docent at the University of Berlin, and within two years had risen to the rank of assistant professor. Hirsch became a frequent contributor to the “Kreuzzeitung”, a Christian magazine. His principal work, the “Geschichte Heinrich II.,” (the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II) was unfinished at his death in Paris in 1860. It was published by Usinger, Pabst, and Bresslau in the “Jahrbücher des Deutschen Reiches“(Annals of the German Empire under Henry II) – Berlin and Leipsic, 1862-75, 3 vols.
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 1897;
Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie;
De le Roi, Juden-Mission, Index.S.
Jewish Encyclopedia 1906.