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NEW DATABASE: Repertorium Academicum Germanicum

The Graduate Scholars of the Holy Roman Empire, 1250 – 1550


Kaspar Gubler, Christian Hesse and Rainer Schwinges (Universität Bern, Historisches Institut) announce a new version of the Repertorium Academicum Germanicum – RAG

The prosopographic database of the RAG contains information on the elites of the medieval student body: Masters or Licentiates of Arts and gratuates of the three higher faculties (jurisprudence, theology and medicine).  Additionally nongraduates from the noblity who attended an university are also taken into account. 

It includes among others:

– 56,000 scholars in Europe (1250-1550) with:

– 150,000 name variants
– 320,000 life stations (such as: professor, canon, official, ambassador, author, musician, alchemist, etc.)
– 250’000 references
It includes also: 

– 1000 monasteries
– 4000 churches

The life stations of the scholars can be visualized on maps and in networks.
All research data is published on a daily basis and the visualizations are dynamically generated from this data.

The search criteria are constantly being extended. For the time being, you can search in combination with the following criteria:

– Personal names (with name variants)

– Place of origin of the person at the time of enrollment

– Visited universities

– Doctorate degrees

– Social background

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Instructions for the query:


German Private Law and Scholarship in the 20th Century
S. Grundmann, K. Riesenhuber (eds.)
Private Law Development in Context

Cambridge: 2018, Intersentia – ISBN 9781780683928

This book compiles and puts into perspective portraits of 37 professors of private law from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who completed the core of their academic oeuvre in the 20th century. The individual portraits of the life and work of each professor are written by one of their former ‘Schüler’ and taken together show the thread of the intellectual history of legal thinking in 20th century German private law.