The New International Encyclopædia/Förster, Franz

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FÖRSTER, fẽr'stẽr, Franz (1819-78). A German jurist. He was born at Breslau, and in 1874 was appointed director in the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs. He assisted in the compilation of the new Prussian Code of Judicial Procedure, and wrote several standard works on Prussian law, which include: Preussisches Grundbuchrecht (1873), and Theorie und Praxis des heutigen gemeinen preussischen Privatrechts (7th ed. 1896-97).