Schornbaum, Karl (1875-1953)

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Karl Schornbaum: a Lutheran scholar of Bavaria, Germany, church historian and research specialist in Anabaptist history; b. 1875 in Thundorf, Lower Franconia, studied theology and philosophy at the universities of Erlangen, Greifswald, and Kiel, was vicar in Thalmosing 1897-99, instructor in catechism at Nürnberg 1899-1907, received his doctorate in philosophy at Erlangen in 1907, was pastor at Alfeld 1907-22, received his doctorate in theology at Erlangen in 1910, was dean at Roth near Nürnberg 1922-31, director of the state church archives in Nürnberg 1931-46, and retired in 1946. In 1932 he received the chair of Bavarian church history at Erlangen, and the title of honorary professor in 1945. He was the editor of the Zeitschrift für bayrische Kirchengeschichte and chairman of the Association for Bavarian Church History, and also of the Association for the History of Nürnberg. He wrote many books and articles on Franconian church history; e.g., Markgrafen Casimir und Georg von Brandenburg. A major contribution to Anabaptist history was his publication of the Täuferakten for Bavaria, Quellen zur Geschichte der Wiedertäufer (Bayern I, 1934, Bayern II, 1950). Schornbaum died in 1953.

Author(s) Eberhard Teufel
Date Published 1959

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Teufel, Eberhard. "Schornbaum, Karl (1875-1953)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Sep 2018.,_Karl_(1875-1953)&oldid=77616.

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Teufel, Eberhard. (1959). Schornbaum, Karl (1875-1953). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2018, from,_Karl_(1875-1953)&oldid=77616.


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