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EBERTY, GEORGE FRIEDRICH FELIX:

German jurist and author; born in Berlin Jan. 26,1812; died at Arnsdorf (Riesengebirge) July 7, 1884. He was educated at the universities of Berlin and Bonn. In 1849 he became privat-docent at the University of Breslau in natural and criminal law, and in 1854 associate professor.

Eberty's principal works are: "Die Gestirne und die Weltgeschichte: Gedanken über Raum, Zeit, und Ewigkeit," Breslau, 1846, 3d ed. 1874; translated and published in English, and retranslated into German by Voigts-Rhetz, Leipsic, 1860; "Versuch auf dem Gebiete des Naturrechts," Leipsic, 1852; "Geschichte des Preussischen Staats," 7 vols., Breslau, 1866-73; "Walter Scott, ein Lebensbild," 2 vols., Leipsic, 1860; translated into several languages, and reissued in 1870; "Lord Byron, eine Biographie," 2 vols., ib. 1862, 2d ed. 1879; "Jugenderinnerungen eines Alten Berliners," Berlin, 1878. De le Roi, in his "Geschichte der Evangelischen Juden-Mission" (i. 240), cites Eberty as a convert to Christianity.

Bibliography:
  • Meyers Konversations-Lexikon.
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