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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Raumer, Friedrich Ludwig Georg von

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RAUMER, row'mĕr, Friedrich Ludwig Georg von, German historian: b. Wörlitz, near Dessau, Anhalt, 14 May 1781; d. Berlin, Germany, 14 June 1873. He studied law at Halle and Göttingen, and entered the Prussian state service in 1801. In 1811 he accepted the chair of political economy at Breslau, and in 1819 was called to Berlin. He was for some time secretary of the Berlin Academy, and at different times between 1816-55 traveled extensively through Europe and the United States. In 1848 he was elected to the Parliament of Frankfort, and was sent to Paris as Ambassador. He was a member of the House of Lords of Prussia from 1851 until his death. He founded and edited in 1830-67 ‘Historisches Taschenbuch.’ The first scientific historian to popularize history in German, Von Raumer wrote ‘Geschichte der Hohenstaufen und ihrer Zeit’ (1823-25); ‘Briefe aus Paris zur Erläuterung der Geschichte des 16 und 17 Jahrh’ (1831); ‘Ueber die geschichtlich Entwickelung der Begriffe von Recht, Staat und Politik’ (1832); ‘Geschichte Europas seit dem Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts’ (1832-50); ‘Beiträge zur Neuern Geschichte aus dem Brit. Museum, etc.’ (1836-39); ‘Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika’ (1845); ‘Handbuch zur Geschichte der Litteratur’ (1864-66), besides special works on ‘Prussian Municipal Law’ (1828); ‘England, 1835’ (1836); ‘England, 1841’ (1842), and ‘Italy’ (1840).