Rudolf von Thadden, historian, Died at 83


Rudolf Joachim von Thadden was born on June 20, 1932, and died November 18, 2015, in Göttingen.

He was a German historian who taught as a professor of history, medieval and modern at the University of Göttingen.

Rudolf von Thadden studied history, theology and Romance Languages ​​and Literatures (Romance Studies) at the universities of Tubingen, Paris-Sorbonne and Göttingen and received, in 1958, received his PhD.

Reinold von Thadden and Elizabeth, Baroness (Freiin) von Thüngen was his parents.

His father was the founder and honorary president of the Congress of the German Evangelical Church, along with his (mother) Elizabeth, Baroness (Freiin) von Thüngen.

Rudolf first position as Dozent (equivalent to Assistant Professor), a replacement at the University of Hanover and in 1968 he accepted a professorship in ordinary medieval history and modern seminar of the Georg-August University of Göttingen, where he remained until the title of Professor Emeritus.

Along with numerous works devoted to these topics (in particular reference Fragen an Preußen, published in French in 1985 under the title Prussia in question), Rudolf has written extensively on the history of the Huguenots, of liberalism and that tests on this history and time.

From 1997, he is also editor of Genshagener Gespräche (Dialogues Genshagen).

Rudolf was also director of the faculty of philosophy in the University of Göttingen and member of the Senate of the Conference of University Presidents of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Rudolf von Thadden passed away at 83 years old.