Feuerbach, Paul Johann Anselm, Ritter von

BORN 14 Nov 1775, Hainichen, Thüringen (near Jena) - DIED 29 May 1833, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Frankfurt am Main, Hessen: Hauptfriedhof (Gewann C, An der Mauer 105)

Paul Johann Feuerbach became a professor in Jena in 1801 and in Kiel in 1802. In 1805 he moved to the Ministry of Justice in Munich, where he put an end to the use of torture by the authorities. His penal code for Bavaria became an model for other countries. In his opinion no punishment for a crime was possible unless a law against that crime exited before it had been commited (nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege poenali).

In 1817 he became president of the Court of Appeal in Ansbach. In 1828 he met Kaspar Hauser in Ansbach. He died suddenly in Frankfurt am Main in 1833 and the cause of his death is still unknown. The mathematician Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach and the philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feurbach were his sons. The famous painter Anselm Feuerbach was his nephew.

• Son: Feuerbach, Ludwig Andreas
• Son: Feuerbach, Joseph Anselm

Related persons
• is uncle/aunt of Feuerbach, Anselm


The grave of Paul J.A. Feuerbach at the Hauptfriedhof, Frankfurt.
Picture by Androom (28 feb 2000)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Feydeau, Ernest-Aimé

Published: 20 May 2007
Last update: 25 Apr 2022