Ludwig Traube (palaeographer)

Ludwig Traube

Ludwig Traube (June 19, 1861 – May 19, 1907) was a paleographer and held the first chair of Medieval Latin in Germany (at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich). He was a son of the physician Ludwig Traube (1818-1876).

Traube was born in Berlin, the son of a middle-class Jewish family, and studied at the universities of Munich and Greifswald. In 1883 he finished his Ph.D. with a dissertation entitled Varia libamenta critica. He finished his habilitation in classical and medieval philology in 1888 with a part of his book on Carolingian poetry (Karolingische Dichtungen).[1]

In 1897 he became a member of the central management of Monumenta Germaniae Historica. In 1902 he was appointed professor of Latin philology of the Middle Ages at Munich.[2] In 1905 he discovered that he had leukemia, from which he died of two years later.

Selected works


  1. Karolingische Dichtungen HathiTrust Digital Library
  2. Thibaut - Zycha, Volume 10 Dictionary of German Biography, edited by Walther Killy
  3. HathiTrust Digital Library published works
  4. (bibliography)

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