Franz Dölger

Franz Dölger (Kleinwallstadt, 4 October 1891 – Munich, 5 November 1968) was a German Byzantinist. He is most notable for his crucial contributions to Byzantine diplomatics, and as the chief editor of the journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift from 1931 to 1963. A member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, he received honorary doctorates from the universities of Athens, Thessaloniki and Sofia. In 1962, he was awarded the Order Pour le Mérite.


  • Bernd Rill: Dölger, Franz (1891–1968). in: Rüdiger vom Bruch and Rainer A. Müller (eds.): Historikerlexikon. Von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Beck, Munich 1991, ISBN 3-406-33997-2, p. 73.