Gothein, Eberhard

ECONOMIST (GERMANY)
BORN 29 Oct 1853, Neumarkt, Lower Silesia - DIED 13 Nov 1923, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg: Bergfriedhof, Rohrbacher Strasse (Abteilung V neu)

Eberhard Gothein was educated at the Maria Magdalena Gymnasium in Breslau where he founded the literary society Concordia together with Max Grube, Friedrich Schottky and Heinrich Rosin. He continued his studies at the Universities of Breslau and Heidelberg.

In 1885 he became a Professor of National Economy at the University of Karlsruhe. In 1890 he moved to Bonn and from 1904 to 1923 he worked at Heidelberg, where he inherited Max Weber's chair.

As an economist he worked hard for the practical application of economic theory. In 1919 he was elected into parliament for the German Democratic Party and he assisted in writing a constitution for the republic Baden.

He married the art historian Marie Luise Gothein and author Percy Gothein was their son.

Related persons
• knew Grube, Max
• was a friend of Gundolf, Friedrich

Sources
Eberhard Gothein – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Eberhard and Percy Gothein at the Bergfriedhof, Heidelberg.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2010)

 


Gottschalk, Joachim

Published: 7 Dec 2014
Last update: 28 Jan 2017