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Bredow, Gottfried Gabriel

BREDOW, GOTTFRIED GABRIEL (1773-1814), German historian, was born at Berlin on the 14th of December 1773, and became successively professor at the universities of Helmstadt, Frankfort-on-Oder and Breslau. He died at Breslau on the 5th of September 1814. Bredow's principal works are Handbuch der alien Geschichte, Geographic und Chronologie (Eutin, 1799; English trans., London, 1827); Chronik des 19. Jahrhunderts (Altona, 1801); Entwurf der Weltkunde der Alten (Altona, 1816); Weltgeschichte in Tabellen (Altona, 1801; English trans, by J. Bell, London, 1820); Grundriss einer Geschichte der merkwürdigsten Welthändel von 1796-1810 (Hamburg, 1810).

Bredow's posthumous writings were edited by J.G. Kunisch (Breslau, 1823), who added a biography of the author.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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