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Victor Ehrenberg (jurist)

German jurist
The basics
Occupation Actor Jurist
Country Germany
Date of birth Wolfenbüttel
Date of death Mar 10, 1929 Göttingen
Authority Library of congress id ISNI id VIAF id Openlibrary id
The details

Victor Gabriel Ehrenberg (August 22, 1851 - March 10, 1929) was a German jurist.
Ehrenberg was born in Wolfenbüttel, Duchy of Brunswick. He was the son of Jewish couplee Philipp Samuel Ehrenberg and Julie Fischel. After gymnasium in Wolfenbüttel he studied from 1862 till 1871 legal science in Göttingen, Leipzig, Heidelberg and Freiburg.
He gave lectures at Universities of Göttingen (1877-), Rostock (1882), again Göttingen (1888), Leipzig (1911–1922).
Ehrenberg married Elise Marie A. Helene von Jhering (1852-1920), daughter of the legal historian Rudolf von Jhering (1828–1892). Ehrenberg died in Göttingen on March 10, 1929.
His son, Rudolf Ehrenberg was professor for physiology and medicine at the University of Göttingen and his daughter Hedwig Martha Ehrenberg (1891–1972) married scientist Max Born.
Ehrenberg was also a great-grandfather of Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, an uncle of historians Victor Ehrenberg and Geoffrey Elton, a great-uncle of physicist and education researcher Lewis Elton, and a great-great uncle of comedian and writer Ben Elton.


  • Versicherungsgeschicht, 1893
  • Die deutsche Rechtsgeschichte und die juristische Bildung, 1894

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