Karl Baedeker

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1801 – 1859

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Who was Karl Baedeker?

Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker, known universally as Karl Baedeker, was a German publisher whose company, Baedeker, set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists.

Karl Baedeker was descended from a long line of printers, booksellers and publishers. He was the eldest of ten children of Gottschalk Diederich Bädeker, who had inherited the publishing house founded by his own father, Zacharias Gerhard Bädeker. The company also published the local newspaper, the Essendische Zeitung, and the family expected that Karl, too, would eventually join the firm.

Karl changed the spelling of the family name from Bädeker with the umlaut to Baedeker around 1850.

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Born
Nov 3, 1801
Essen
Also known as
  • Бедекер, Карл
Children
Nationality
  • Germany
Education
  • Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Lived in
  • Essen
Died
Oct 4, 1859
Koblenz

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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