The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Keller, Friedrich Ludwig von
KELLER, Friedrich Ludwig, von, Swiss-German jurist: b. Zürich, 17 Oct. 1799; d. Berlin, 11 Sept. 1860. He was educated at Berlin and Göttingen and in 1825 returned to Zürich where he was appointed professor of civil law in the university. He was a leader of the Liberal Radical party and in 1831 became head of the Swiss justiciary. In 1843-47 he was professor in the University of Halle. He then removed to Berlin where he was active politically, and was later ennobled. He wrote ‘Ueber Litiskontestation und Urteil’ (Zürich 1827); ‘Der römische Zivilprozess und die Aktionen’ (Leipzig 1852; 6th ed., 1883), etc.