Cohn, Adolf, 1834-1871

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Ludwig Adolf (Adolph) Cohn was born in 1834 in Breslau. In 1851 he was already studying history at the university, first in Breslau, then in Berlin. His dissertation was written on Heinrich von Löwen. After this dissertation he converted to Christianity and completed his Habilitation (second dissertation required in Germany to become a university professor) in Göttingen in 1857. He published several books in his short life and died in 1871 in Göttingen.

From the guide to the Ludwig Adolf Cohn Collection, 1846-1968, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives)

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associatedWith Cohn, Fritz Theodor person
associatedWith Cohn, Käthe person
associatedWith Cohn, Wilhelm person
associatedWith Geiger, Abraham, 1810-1874 person
associatedWith Gesellschaft der Freunde corporateBody
associatedWith Verein für Geschichte und Alterthum Schlesiens corporateBody
associatedWith Viebig, Clara, 1860-1952 person
associatedWith Weinberger, Ingeborg B. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Christian converts from Judaism
Jewish historians--Germany


Birth 1834

Death 1871





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SNAC ID: 13135604