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Altmann, Wilhelm

ALTMANN, WILHELM: German librarian and historian; b. at Adelnau (65 m. s.e. of Posen) Apr. 4, 1862. He was educated at the universities of Breslau, Marburg, and Berlin (Ph.D., 1885), and was librarian successively at Breslau (1886-89), Greifswald (1889-1900), and Berlin (1900-06), being appointed chief librarian of the musical collection in the Royal Library of Berlin in 1906. In theology his position is liberal. He has written Wahl Albrechts II. zum römischen König (Berlin, 1886); Der Römerzug Ludwigs des Baiern (1886); Studien zu Eberhart Windecke (1891); Die Urkunden Kaiser Sigismunds (2 vols., Innsbruck, 1896-99); and Richard Wagners Briefe nach Zeitfolgung und Inhalt (Leipsic, 1905). He has also edited, among other works, Acta N. Gramis (Breslau, 1890); Ausgewählte Urkunden zur Erläuterung der Verfassungsgeschichte Deutschlands im Mittelalter (Berlin, 1891; in collaboration with E. Bernheim); and Eberhart Windeffes Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Zeitalters Kaiser Sigismunds (1893).

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