Johann Gustav Gottlieb Büsching

Intro German historian
A.K.A. Johann Gustav Gottlieb Busching
Was Archaeologist Historian Professor Educator Art historian Archivist
From Germany
Type Academia Arts Social science
Gender male
Birth 19 September 1783, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Death 4 May 1829, Wrocław, People's Republic of Poland (aged 45 years)
Star sign Virgo

Johann Gustav Gottlieb Büsching (19 September 1783 – 4 May 1829) was a German antiquary. His knowledge of subjects pertaining to Germany in the Middle Ages was notable.


He was born in Berlin, the son of Anton Friedrich Büsching, a geographer and educator. He studied at the universities of Erlangen and Halle, was appointed royal archivist at Breslau in 1811, and in 1817 an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Breslau.

Selected works

Sammlung Deutscher Volkslieder mit einem Anhange Flammländischer u. Französischer, nebst Melodien (Collection of German folk songs with an appendix in Flemish and French, along with melodies; 1807). Deutsche Gedichte des Mittelalters (German poems of the Middle Ages; 3 parts, 1808–25). Volks-Sagen, Märchen und Legenden. Carl Heinrich Reclam, Leipzig 1812 (Folktales, fairy tales and legends). Der Deutschen Leben, Kunst und Wissen im Mittelalter (On German life, art and knowledge in the Middle Ages; 1818–19).

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