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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Tauchnitz, Christian Bernhard, Freiherr von

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TAUCHNITZ, towH′nĭts, Christian Bernhard,Freiherr von, German publisher: b. Schleinitz, near Naumburg, 25 Aug. 1816; d. 13 Aug. 1895. In 1837 he founded his well-known publishing establishment in Leipzig; in 1860 was created a hereditary noble; in 1866 was appointed consul-general for Great Britain in the kingdom of Saxony; and in 1877 was made a life member of the Saxon first chamber. The firm is best known for its ‘Collection of British and American Authors,’ generally called the “Tauchnitz Edition,” begun in 1841 and in 1903 extending to about 3,700 volumes.