The New International Encyclopædia/Delbrück, Hans

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DELBRÜCK, Hans (1848—). A German historian and politician. He was born in Bergen, on the island of Rügen, and was educated in Heidelberg, Greifswald, and Bonn, where his studies were interrupted by the Franco-German War, in which he served as officer. In 1874 he became preceptor of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, a brother of Emperor William II. After lecturing at the University of Berlin and serving as Deputy in the Reichstag, in 1883 he became an editor of the Preussische Jahrbücher, of which publication he assumed charge in 1889. In 1885 he was appointed to the chair of history at the University of Berlin, where his lectures attained great popularity. His principal works include: Die Perserkriege und die Burgunderkriege (1887); Die Strategie des Perikles erläutert durch die Strategie Friedrichs des Grossen (1890); Friedrich, Napoleon, Moltke. Aeltere und neuere Strategie (1892); and Geschichte der Kriegskunst im Rahmen der politischen Geschichte (1900).