German publicist; born at Unruhstadt, Germany, May 17, 1820; died in Saint-Gratien, near Paris, Feb. 12, 1893. He studied philosophy and history in Berlin and Paris; became consul at Paris for Prussia and Brunswick in 1851, and for the North-German Federation in 1867. In 1870 Bamberg was despatched to the headquarters of the Germany army in Versailles, where he was placed at the head of the press department; and a year later, in the capacity of political adviser, he became attached to Manteuffel, then commander-in-chief of the troops occupying France. In 1874 Bamberg became German consul at Messina, andduring 1881-88 served as consul-general at Genoa. His principal works are: "Geschichte der Februar-Revolution und der Ersten Jahre der Französischen Republik von 1848," Brunswick, 1849; "Ueber den Einfluss der Weltzustände auf die Richtungen der Kunst und über die Werke F. Hebbel's," Hamburg, 1846; "Türkische Rede," Leipsic, 1856, a history of the Eastern question, which has also been translated into French; "Geschichte der Orientalischen Angelegenheit im Zeitraum des Pariser und Berliner Friedens," published in Oncken's "Allgemeine Geschichte," Berlin, 1888-92. In addition to these works, Bamberg edited Hebbel's diaries, under the title of "Tagebücher Hebbel's," Berlin, 2 vols., 1884-87; and Hebbel's correspondence, entitled: "F. Hebbel's Briefwechsel mit Freunden und Berühmten Zeitgenossen," Berlin, 1890-92, 2 vols.
- Meyer, Konversations-Lexikon.