The New International Encyclopædia/Weber, Georg

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WEBER, Georg (1808-88). A German historian, born at Bergzabern, in the Rhenish Palatinate. He studied at Erlangen, in 1839 became a teacher in the High School of Heidelberg, and from 1848 to 1872 was its director. Among Weber's historical publications may be mentioned Geschichte der englischen Reformation (1845-53); Weltgeschichte in übersichtlicher Darstellung (1866); Geschichte des Volkes Israel (with Holtzmann, 1867); and Allgemeine Weltgeschichte für die gebildeten Stände (1857-80).