Aurich, Germany Famous People Part I

Aurich: Well-known people

Ewald Christophers (1922-2003)
Ewald Christophers was born on 19. Born June 1922 in Aurich. He is one of the authors who spoke and wrote Low German. It should be added that during the Second World War he worked as a radio operator on the Eastern Front for almost three years. After the end of the war he studied at the Hanover University of Education. He died on July 17, 2003 in his hometown. See ebizdir for more information about Germany.

Count Johann II of Cirksena (1538-1591)
The later Count Johann II of the Cirksena family was born on September 29, 1538 in Aurich. From 1561 until his death he ruled the county of East Friesland together with his brother Edzard II (1532-1599).
He died on September 29, 1591 at Stickhausen Castle. After his death, his brother ruled the county alone.

Friedrich August Peter von Colomb (1775-1849)
Friedrich August Peter von Colomb was born on19. Born June 1775 in Aurich. He made a name for himself during the war of liberation against Napoleon. From 1792 to 1815 he was involved in all major battles on the side of the Prussians. He died on November 12, 1854 in Königsberg, where he had lived since his retirement on July 7, 1849. He found his final resting place in the old garrison cemetery on Kleine Rosenthaler Strasse, at the corner of Linienstraße in Berlin-Mitte.

Karl Dunkmann (1868-1932)
Karl Dunkmann was born on April 2, 1868 in Aurich. Dunkmann was first a Protestant theologian and later a sociologist. After graduating from high school, he began studying theology at the Universities of Halle, Basel and Greifswald. In 1894 he became pastor in Stolp, but returned to Greifswald in 1905. In 1907 Dunkmann became director of the seminary and curator of the Luther House in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. In Wittenberg he became a doctor of theology, so that in 1912 he was able to take up a full professorship for systematic and practical theology at Greifswald University. But from 1917 he turned to sociology and in 1918 took on a teaching position for the subject at the TU Berlin. In politics he became a leading member of the Protestant branch of the Berlin Center Party after the First World War in 1919. In 1924 he founded the Institute for Applied Sociology and the scientific journal “Archive for Applied Sociology” in Berlin. Dunkmann died on November 28, 1932 in Berlin.

Prince Christian Eberhard (1665-1708)
Prince Christian Eberhard of East Frisia was born on October 1st, 1665 in Esens in East Frisia. He came from the house of the Cirksena. He was officially Prince of East Friesland from birth, but remained under the tutelage of his mother Christine Charlotte (1645-1699) until 1690. He was considered a liberal and balanced ruler. For example, in 1693 in Hanover and in 1698 in Aurich, he made comparisons with the rebellious estates and thus strengthened inner peace in his principality. He was popularly nicknamed “the Peaceful” and died on June 30, 1708 in Aurich.

Rudolf Eucken (1846-1926)
Rudolf Christoph Eucken was born on January 5, 1846 in Aurich. In 1908 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died on September 15, 1926 in Jena

Hans Flesner (1928-1984)
Hans “Hannes” Flesner was born on December 8, 1928 in Rahester Moor near Aurich. He became known and popular as a music journalist and as an East Frisian songwriter. He died on December 12. July 1984 in Leezdorf in the Aurich district.

Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs (1819-1885)
Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs was born in Aurich on March 24, 1819. He was an internist and ophthalmologist and is considered the founder of experimental clinical medicine. After graduating from school, Frerichs studied medicine at the University of Göttingen from 1838 to 1841. After receiving his doctorate, he went back to Aurich as an ophthalmologist for a period of four years. In 1846 he left Aurich to return to Göttingen for his habilitation. In 1850 he was appointed to the University of Kiel and in 1852 to the University of Breslau. The high point of his career was his call to the Charité in Berlin in 1859, where he became director of the First Medical Clinic. It should be mentioned that Paul Ehrlich worked here as his assistant from 1878 to 1885. Von Frerichs died on March 14, 1885 in Berlin

Friedrich Wilhelm von Halem (1762-1835)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Halem was born on November 13, 1762 in Aurich. In 1781 he went to the university in Halle to study medicine. From there he moved to Göttingen in 1783. In 1784 he went back to Halle and then to Berlin, then on to Frankfurt an der Oder, where he was appointed doctor of medicine in 1785. In May 1787 he was appointed rural physician (medical officer) of East Frisia by the East Frisian estates. Then moved from Halem to Aurich, the then seat of government. After studying bathing culture in Bad Doberan on the Baltic Sea, he was one of the founders of the North Sea resort of Norderney in 1797. He died on May 25, 1835 in his hometown Aurich of the consequences of two strokes.

Hermann Hippen (1907-1979)
Hermann Hippen was mayor of the city from 1964 to 1978 and, due to his very friendly and balancing manner, enjoyed great sympathy in Aurich, where he was born. From 1939 to 1945 he was a soldier and then a prisoner of war until 1946. During his term of office there was a municipal reform, in the course of which a city with 34,000 residents and 21 municipalities was created. He died on February 18, 1979. The town hall square was named after him in his honor.

Rudolf von Jhering (1818-1892)
Rudolf von Jhering was born on August 22, 1818 in Aurich. He was a German legal scholar. He held professorships in Basel, Rostock, Kiel and Gießen and came to Vienna in 1868. Here he gave his famous lecture: “The Struggle for Law”, which was published twelve times in two years and translated into 26 languages. Here in Vienna he was ennobled by the Austrian emperor. In 1872 he accepted a call to Göttingen, where he died on September 17, 1892.

Rudolf von Jhering