The New International Encyclopædia/Riezler, Siegmund von
RIEZLER, rēts'lẽr, Siegmund von (1843—). A German historian, born in Munich. He was educated there, became a docent in 1869, and after ten years as head of the archives and library of Donaueschingen was made court and city librarian in Munich, in 1883, and director of the Maximilianeum in 1885. His works, dealing for the most part with Bavarian history, include: Das Herzogtum Bayern zur Zeit Heinrichs des Löwen (1867, with Heigel), Der Kreuzzug Kaiser Friedrichs I. (1870), the great Geschichte Bayerns (1878-99), Die bayrische Politik im Schmalkaldischen Kriege (1895), and Geschichte der Hexenprozesse in Bayern (1896).