Wilhelm Zimmermann

Wilhelm Zimmermann

Wilhelm Zimmermann (2 January 1807 in Stuttgart 22 September 1878 in Mergentheim) was a German theologian and historian.[1]

He studied at the Tübinger Stift in Tübingen, and from 1840 to 1847 served as an assistant pastor in Dettingen an der Erms and as a pastor in Hülben.[2] From 1847 to 1850, Zimmermann taught history at the Oberrealscule in Stuttgart. He was a democrat in philosophy and belief. Accordingly, he took part in the revolutionary uprising in Germany in 1848 through 1849. In 1848, he was elected as a deputy to the Frankfurt National Assembly. At assembly, he caucused with the "Left wing" deputies. In 1850, Zimmermann was dismissed from his position as a teacher at the Oberrealschule because of his participation in the revolution of 1848-1849 and because of his caucusing with the Left wing in the Frankfurt Assembly. Zimmermann died in 1878.[3]

In 1841–43 he published the 3-volume Allgemeine Geschichte des großen Bauernkrieges (General History of the Great Peasant War).[1]


  1. 1 2 Balthasar Friedrich Wilhelm Zimmermann de.Wikisource
  2. ADB:Zimmermann, Wilhelm at Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  3. Biographical note contained in the Collected Works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (International Publishers: New York, 1978) p. 739.

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