DELBRUCK, HANS ( 1 848- ) , German historian, was born at Bergen on the island of Rugen on the nth of November 1848, and studied at the universities of Heidelberg and Bonn. As a soldier he fought in the Franco-German War, after which he was for some years tutor to one of the princes of the German imperial family. In 1885 he became professor of modern history in the university of Berlin, and he was a member of the German Reichstag from 1884 to 1890. Delbruck's writings are chiefly concerned with the history of the art of war, his most ambitious work being his Geschichte der Kriegskunst im Rahmen der politischen Geschichte (first section, Das Altertum, 1900; second, Romer und Germanen, 1902; third, Das Mittelalter, 1907). Among his other works are: Die Perserkriege und die Burgunderkriege (Berlin, 1887); Historische und politische Aufsdtze (1886); Erinnerungen, Aufsatze und Reden (1902); Die Strategic des Perikles erlautert durch die Strategic Friedrichs des Grossen (1890) ; Die Polenfrage (1894); and Das Leben des Feldmarschalls Graf en Neithardt von Gneisenau (1882 and 1894). Delbriick began in 1883 to edit the Preussische Jahrbucher, in which he has written many articles, including one on " General Wolseley iiber Napoleon, Wellington und Gneisenau," and he has contributed to the Europaischer Geschichtskalender of H. Schulthess.
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