The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Waitz, Georg
WAITZ, Georg, a German historian, born in Flensburg, Oct. 9, 1818. He was professor at Kiel from 1842 to 1848, a member of the Frankfort parliament in 1848-'9, and subsequently professor of history at Göttingen till 1875, when he was transferred to Berlin as editor of the Monumenta Germaniæ Historica, in conjunction with Mommsen and other scholars, to which he had previously made important contributions. His works include Deutsche Verfassungsgeschichte (4 vols., Kiel, 1843-'61; 2d ed., 1865 et seq.); Die Schleswig-holsteinische Geschichte (2 vols., Göttingen, 1851-'4); Grundzüge der Politik (Kiel, 1862); and Die Formeln der deutschen Königs- und der römischen Kaiserkrönung vom 10. bis zum 12. Jahrhundert (Göttingen, 1873).