Sigmund von Riezler

Sigmund Riezler or Siegmund Riezler (after 1900 von Riezler; 2 May or 5 May 1843 in Munich 28 January 1927 in Ambach) was a German historian.


He was educated at the University of Munich, and became a docent in 1869, and after ten years as head of the archives and library of Donaueschingen was made court and city librarian in Munich, in 1883, and director of the Maximilianeum in 1885.[1]


His works, dealing for the most part with Bavarian history, include: Das Herzogtum Bayern zur Zeit Heinrichs des Löwen (1867, with Karl Theodor von Heigel), Der Kreuzzug Kaiser Friedrichs I. (1869), the great Geschichte Baierns (8 volumes, 1878–1932), Die bayrische Politik im Schmalkaldischen Kriege (1895), and Geschichte der Hexenprozesse in Bayern (1896).[2]


  • Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Riezler, Siegmund von" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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