Christian Samuel Theodor Bernd

Intro German academic
A.K.A. Christian Samuel Bernd
Was Heraldist Author Writer
From Germany
Type Fashion Literature Military
Gender male
Birth 1775, Międzyrzecz, Poland
Death 1854, Bonn, Germany (aged 79 years)

Christian Samuel Theodor Bernd (April 12, 1775 in Meseritz – August 26, 1854 in Bonn) was a German linguist and heraldist, one of the founders of scientific heraldry. Bernd studied theology at the Jena University. Between 1807 and 1811 he served as editor of the dictionary of German language, then he was a librarian in Breslau. He was the professor of diplomatics, sphragistics and heraldry at the Bonn University from 1822 and was one of the founders of modern scientific heraldry. Bernd introduced hatching for some additional tinctures such as Umbra, Rotgelb, Stahlblau and Blutfarbe.

Works

Allgemeine Schriftenkunde der sogenannten Wappenwissenschaft. I-II. Bonn, 1830 Das Wappenwesen der griechen und Römer. Bonn, 1841 Die Haupstücke der Wappenwissenschaft. Bonn, 1841-1849 Wappenbuch der preußischen Rheinprovinz Bonn, 1835, supplement Bonn, 1842 Handbuch der Wappenwissenschaft. Leipzig, 1856

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