Wilhelm Konrad Hermann Müller

Wilhelm Konrad Hermann Müller (27 May 1812, Holzminden – 4 January 1890, Göttingen) was a philologist of Germanic studies.

Wilhelm Konrad Hermann Müller
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Born(1812-05-27)May 27, 1812
DiedJanuary 4, 1890(1890-01-04) (aged 77)
Göttingen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Göttingen
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Göttingen

From 1830 he studied philology and theology at the University of Göttingen as a student of Karl Otfried Müller. In 1841 he started work as a lecturer of German language and literature at Göttingen, becoming an associate professor in January 1845.[1] From 1856 up until his death in 1890, he was a full professor of philology at Göttingen.[2]


With Georg Schambach, he was co-author of a book on Lower Saxon legends and fairy tales, titled "Niedersächsische Sagen und Märchen" (1855). With Friedrich Karl Theodor Zarncke, he was an editor of a four-part Middle High German dictionary ("Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch", 1854-1866) that was initiated by Georg Friedrich Benecke. Other noted works associated with Müller include:

  • De Corcyræorum republica, 1835 – On the republic of the Corcyreans. [what is now modern-day Corfu ]
  • Geschichte und System der altdeutschen Religion, Göttingen 1844 – History and system of the old German religion.
  • Mythologie der deutschen Heldensage, Heilbronn 1886 – Mythology of the German heroic saga.[3][4]