Johannes Hoops

Johannes Hoops (born 20 July 1865 - 14 April 1949) was a German philologist who was Professor of English philology at the University of Heidelberg. He is best known as the publisher of the first edition of the Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde (1911-1919).

Johannes Hoops
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Born(1865-07-20)20 July 1865
Bremen, Germany
Died14 April 1949(1949-04-14) (aged 83)
Heidelberg, Germany
NationalityGerman
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
DisciplineGermanic philology
Institutions
Main interestsGermanic Antiquity
Notable worksReallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde (1911-1919)

BiographyEdit

Johannes Hoops was born in Bremen, Germany on 20 July 1865. He initially studied mathematics and the natural sciences at the universities of Jena and Freiburg, and philology and business. He gained his PhD at the University of Freiburg in 1889 with a dissertation on Old English plant names. Hoops taught at the University of Tübingen from 1893 to 1896. Since 1896, Hoops was Associate Professor, and from 1902 Professor, of English philology at the University of Heidelberg. Throughout his career, Hoops was the editor of several journals on English philology. Hoops became a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 1932, and a Corresponding Member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1939. Following World War II, Hoops briefly served as Rector at the University of Heidelberg.[1]

The research of Hoops centered on ancient botany, Beowulf and Germanic Antiquity. Hoops was the publisher of the first edition of the Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde (1911-1919).[1]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Beck, Heinrich (2000). "Hoops". Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde (in German). Vol. 15. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 109–111. ISBN 3110166496.


  1. ^ a b Beck 2000, pp. 109–111.