Johann Christian von Engel

Johann Christian von Engel (1770–1814) was a Hungarian historian.


He was born in Leutschau (today Levoča, Slovakia), Hungary, and received his education at the University of Göttingen, where Heyne and Schlözer were among his teachers. He wrote several historical works which in their day were treasure houses of knowledge and scholarship. He was the first to put the history of Hungary on a sound scholarly basis. In 1812 he was ennobled.


His greatest works are Geschichte des ungarischen Reiches und seine Nebenländer (“History of imperial Hungary and neighboring lands,” 5 vols., 1797–1804); Geschichte der Moldau und Walachey (Halle, 1804) and Geschichte des Königreichs Ungarn (“History of the kingdom of Hungary,” 5 vols., 1814).



  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainRines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Engel, Johann Christian von" . Encyclopedia Americana.

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