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The New International Encyclopædia/Raumer, Friedrich Ludwig Georg von

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RAUMER, rou′mẽr, Friedrich Ludwig Georg von (1781-1873), A German historian, born at Wörlitz, near Dessau, He studied at Berlin, Halle, and Göttingen, and held government appointments from 1806 to 1811, In that year he was made professor of political science at Breslau, and in 1819 was called to Berlin, He traveled widely during the years from 1827 to 1843, and the results of his observations were embodied in several works. He was secretary of the Berlin Academy of Sciences, but resigned in 1847. He was a member of the German National Assembly of 1848-49 at Frankfort. Subsequently he became a member of the Upper House of the Prussian Diet. His more important works are: Geschichte der Hohenstaufen und ihrer Zeit (1823-25, 5th ed., 1878), a standard work on that period; Ueber die geschichtliche Entwickelung der Begriffe von Recht, Staat und Politik (2d ed., 1826); Geschichte Europas seit dem Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts (1832-50); Beiträge zur neuern Geschichte aus dem Britischen Museum, etc. (1836-39); Die vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika (1845); Antiquarische Briefe (1851); Handbuch zur Geschichte der Litteratur (1864-66). With F. A. Brockhaus he founded in 1830, and until 1867 also edited the Historisches Taschenbuch.