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Die Begründer der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Stiftung

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423235 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.1.17 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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According to a senior citizen of a trading company in Hamburg, if he is too stupid for sugar, let him study,"" Obviously, such an environment did not particularly appreciate science. Nevertheless, Senator Werner von Melle succeeded in collecting a sum of almost four million marks from many foresighted Hamburg citizens, so that the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung (Hamburg Scientific Foundation) was able to come into being on 12 April 1907. This first volume of the series ""Patrons for Science"" honours in short biographies all personalities who have been involved in the foundation's founding phase, either financially or through their participation on the board of trustees. Many of them have become well-known far beyond Hamburg, others have been completely forgotten.The book is introduced by the essay "Current Past" which embeds the founders of the foundation in the cultural and scientific-political context of Hamburg around the turn of the century. After its first publication in 2007, this volume is now in its 2nd edition completely revised and available in colour.

Edmund Siemers. Unternehmer und Stifter

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423167 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.16.150 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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As a creative entrepreneur, Edmund Siemers was one of the pioneers of petroleum trading in Germany. Later he succeeded as importer of Chilean nitre and built up his own fleet of ships. Finally he became a builder and landowner in the north of Hamburg. However, Edmund Siemers became really famous for his two large foundations: in 1896 Edmundsthal-Siemerswalde in Geesthacht, one of the first pulmonary treatment centres in Germany, and in 1907 the lecture building on the Moorweide, still a symbol of "the University" in Hamburg.Edmund Siemers' life is equally linked to the Hamburg, German and Transatlantic economic history of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He embodies a donor from Hamburg's upper middle classes in an ideal-typical manner. This is the first biography of "Hamburg's Carnegie", who also appeared as a donor and member of the board of trustees of the Hamburg Scientific Foundation.

Albert Ballin (English edition)

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816807 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.6.109 Language: English
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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His was an unprecedented rise to the top: from the thirteenth child of a poor Jewish emigrant agent to the "sovereign of shipping" and "friend" of the Kaiser. It is hardly surprising that Alfred Ballin was one of the foremost figures of Wilhelmine Empire. From the beginning, he attracted attention at Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft, known as Hapag for short. Under its manager Ballin, Hapag became the largest shipping line in the world.From 1907 until his tragic death on November 9th 1918, Ballin belonged to the board of trustees of the Hamburg Scientific Fondation, to which he also contributed in a special way.Ballin's biography sketches the unusual life of this man, who personified perhaps more than any of his comtemporaries the prominence and power of the second German Empire but at the same time also experienced its limits and weaknesses.

Albert Ballin

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816678 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.6.95 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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An unprecedented ascent: from the thirteenth child of a poor Jewish emigration agent to the "sovereign of seafaring" and "friend" of the emperor. No wonder that Albert Ballin was one of the most outstanding figures of the Wilhelmine Empire. From the very beginning, he caused a stir at the Hamburg-American Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft, or Hapag for short. Under the leadership of their manager Ballin, the latter became the world's largest shipping company. From 1907 until his tragic death on November 9,1918, Ballin was a member of the board of trustees of the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung and had a special impact here as well. This biography traces the extraordinary life of this man. [German edition]

Eduard Lorenz Lorenz-Meyer. Ein Hamburger Kaufmann und Künstler

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816371 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.3.19 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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The company Behn Meyer Deutschland Holding AG & Co. KG, headquartered at Ballindamm in Hamburg, is one of the most traditional trading houses in the Hanseatic city. Among other things, it sells rubber chemicals for the European market. In the company's history there have been a number of well-known personalities such as Arnold Otto Meyer and Franz Heinrich Witthoefft. Eduard Lorenz Lorenz-Meyer, who is one of the donors of the Hamburg Scientific Foundation, has always been somewhat in the shadows. However, if the focus is not primarily on economic aspects, but also on political and cultural aspects, a very multi-faceted life is evident.

Sophie Christine und Carl Heinrich Laeisz. Eine biographische Annäherung an die Zeiten und Themen ihres Lebens

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816364 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.2.18 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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With the renaming of the Music hall (Musikhalle) Hamburg in "Laeiszhalle" in January 2005, a name in the Hanseatic city has been brought back to the forefront. The volume traces the fascinating life of Sophie and Carl Laeisz. Both have distinguished themselves as patrons not only at the foundation of this concert hall, but also as donors of the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung. Her life reflects the central tendencies of Hamburg's 19th century history: civic commitment and the Hanseatic city's place in the world economy.

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