Otto von Gierke

Philosopher, Author

1841 – 1921

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Who was Otto von Gierke?

Otto Friedrich von Gierke was a German lawyer and historian. In his four volume magnum opus entitled, Das deutsche Genossenschaftsrecht, he pioneered the study of social groups, and the importance of associations in German life, which stood between the divide of private and public law. During his career at the Berlin University's law department, Gierke was a leading critic of the newly drafted German Civil Code, arguing that it had been moulded in an individualistic frame that was inconsistent with German social traditions.

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Born
Jan 11, 1841
Szczecin
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
Lived in
  • Szczecin
Died
Oct 10, 1921
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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