1819 - 1870 (51 years)
||Philipp Jaffe |
||17 Feb 1819
German historian and philologist; born at Schwersenz, province of Posen, Germany, Feb. 17, 1819; committed suicide at Wittenberg April 3, 1870. After graduating from the gymnasium at Posen in 1838 he went to Berlin, entering a banking-house. Two years later he abandoned commercial life and studied at Berlin University(Ph.D. 1844). Seven years later appeared his great work, "Regesta Pontificum Romanorum ab Condita Ecclesia ad Annum p. Ch. n. 1198," containing 11,000 papal documents, Berlin, 1851 (2d ed. by L?wenfeld, Kaltenbrunner, and Ewald, Leipsic, 1885-88). This work made him well known, but he had still to earn a livelihood; he therefore again entered the university, this time as a student of medicine, at Berlin and later at Vienna. Graduating as M.D. from Berlin in 1853, he engaged in practise in that city for a year, and then became one of the editors of the "Monumenta Germani? Historica." This position he resigned in 1863, his chief work having been vols.xii., xvi., xvii., xviii., xix., and xx. of the "Scriptores."
In 1862 Jaffe was appointed assistant professor of history at Berlin University, where he lectured on Latin paleography and Roman and medieval chronology. In 1868 he became a Christian. During the last year of his life he suffered from delirium persecutionis.
Jaff? wrote, in addition to the above-mentioned works, "Gesch. des Deutschen Reiches Unter Lothar dem Sachsen," Berlin, 1843; "Gesch. des Deutschen Reiches Unter Konrad III." Hanover, 1845; and "Bibliotheca Rerum Germanicarum," ib. 1864-71. Jaffe furthermore collaborated with Wattenbach in editing the "Ecclesi? Metropolitan? Coloniensis Codices," which was published (Berlin, 1879) by Wattenbach after Jaffe's death.
||22 Shv 5579
||2 Nis 5630
||German historian and philologist |
||3 Apr 1870
||15 Sep 2014 |
||Elias Marcus Jaffe, b. 1794, Posen, Germany , d. 1866, Berlin, Germany (Age 72 years) |
||Mirel Lipschitz, b. 1803, d. 1900, Berlin, Germany (Age 97 years) |
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