Karl Hildebrand

Karl Hildebrand (2 December 1846, in Arnstadt – 17 April 1875, in Halle an der Saale) was a German philologist who specialized in Old Icelandic literature.

Karl Hildebrand
Born(1846-12-02)2 December 1846
Arnstadt, Germany
Died17 April 1875(1875-04-17) (aged 28)
Leipzig, Germany
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic advisorsFriedrich Karl Theodor Zarncke
Academic work
DisciplineGermanic studies
Sub-disciplineOld Norse studies
Main interests


Hildebrand studied history and philology at the University of Leipzig, where he was a pupil of Friedrich Karl Theodor Zarncke.[1][2] In 1871 he earned his PhD at Leipzig with a thesis titled, Über die Conditionalsätze und ihre Conjunctionen in der älteren Edda. In 1873 he qualified as a lecturer of German philology at the University of Halle with the thesis, Versteilung in den Eddaliedern.[3][4]

His best written effort was an edition of Die lieder der Älteren Edda (Sæmundar Edda). Unfinished at the time of Hildebrand's death in 1875 (age 28), it was completed by Theodor Möbius (from page 257) during the following year.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Google Books Leipziger Zeitung
  2. ^ Moniteur des dates, contenant un million de renseignements ..., Volume 1 by Eduard Maria Oettinger
  3. ^ OCLC WorldCat Die versteilung in den Eddaliedern
  4. ^ Projekt Runeberg Nordisk familjebok
  5. ^ HathiTrust Digital Library published works