Hase, Carl von

BORN 25 Aug 1800, Niedersteinbach, Sachen (now: part of Penig) - DIED 3 Jan 1890, Jena, Thüringen
BIRTH NAME Hase, Carl August von
GRAVE LOCATION Jena, Thüringen: Alter Friedhof

Carl August von Hase studied law in Leipzig, although he hardly attended lectures and mostly studied by himself. He was elected into the board of the Burschenschaft in Leipzig, but this led to his arrest and in 1821 he was expelled. He went to Erlangen where he studied under F.W.J. Schelling and G.H. von Schubert. After he joined the Burschenschaft there he was expelled again, but he passed his exam in theology in Dresden in 1822.

He continued his studies in Tübingen, where he was promoted in 1823. In 1824 he was arrested for his activities in Erlangen and he was imprisoned at the Festung Hohenasperg. After his release he went to Leipzig where he became associate professor of philosophy in 1829. Goethe offered him an extraordinary professorship in Jena in Jena. He accepted the offer but travelled to Italy first, where he studied art. In 1830 he started his work in Jena, where he became a honorary professor in 1833 and a full professor at the theological faculty in 1836. In 1831 he had married Pauline Härtel, the daughter of the publisher C.G.C. Härtel, in Leipzig.

He also became a church council and in 1845 he was knighted. He was one of the best known church historians of his time. After 60 years of professorship he retired in 1883. He died in 1890 in Jena.

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The grave of Carl von Hase at the Alter Friedhof, Jena.
Picture by Androom (02 Aug 2016)


Karl von Hase – Wikipedia

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Published: 10 Feb 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022