Hildebrand, Bruno

BORN 6 Mar 1812, Naumburg an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt - DIED 19 Jan 1878, Jena, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Jena, Thüringen: Alter Friedhof

Bruno Hildebrand was appointed history teacher at the University of Breslau, where he became a professor in 1839. In 1841 he moved to the Philipps-Universität, where he published his work "Xenophontis et Aristotelis de occonomia publica doctrinae illustratae" in 1845. In 1848 he published his main work, "Die Nationalökonomie der Gegenwart und Zukunft" ("The National Economy of the Present and the Future").

Hildebrand was politically active and he was a member of the Kurhessischen Landtag. After the uprisings of 1848 The Landtag was abolished and he lost his academic job as well. The next ten years he lived in Switzerland, where he worked as a statistician. In Bern he founded the first regional statistical office.

In 1861 he returned to Germany and he taught until his death in Jena. In 1863 he started the "Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik" ("Yearbooks for National Economy and Statistics"), also known as the "Hildebrands Jahrbücher".

The sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand is his son.

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The gravesite of Bruno Hildebrand at the Alter Friedhof, Jena.
Picture by Androom (06 Feb 2005)


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Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 03 Jan 2022