The New International Encyclopædia/Becker, Karl Friedrich
BECKER, Karl Friedrich (1777-1806). A German historian, born in Berlin. He studied at Halle, and for a time was a teacher at Kottbus and Berlin. He wrote Erzählungen aus der alten Welt für die Jugend (Halle, 1873), and a Weltgeschichte für Kinder und Kinderlehrer (Halle, 1801-05), since frequently reprinted and so enlarged and revised by Woltmann, Menzel, Loebell, and others as to leave, in spite of the gain in fullness and scientific accuracy, scant traces of its original charm of style and arrangement.