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GRÜNHUT, KARL SAMUEL:

Austrian jurist; born at Bur-St. Georgen, Hungary, Aug. 3, 1844. He became associate professor in the juridical faculty of the University of Vienna in 1872, after having published "Die Lehre von der Wechselbegebung nach Verfall," Vienna, 1871. In 1873 "Das Enteignungsrecht" appeared, and he founded the "Zeitschrift für das Privat- und Oeffentliche Recht der Gegenwart," a quarterly. In 1874 he was promoted to the professorship of commercial law. "Das Recht des Kommissionshandels" was published at Vienna in 1879, since which date his literary activity has been devoted chiefly to the subjects of notes and bills, to the literature of which he has contributed "Wechselrecht," 2 vols., Leipsic, 1897, constituting part of the "Systematisches Handbuch der Deutschen Rechtswissenschft," edited by Karl Binding; in addition, he has published a short "Grundriss des Wechselrechts," ib. 1899, which similarly forms part of the "Grundriss des Oesterreichischen Rechts in Systematischer Bearbeitung," edited by Finger, Frankl, and Ullman; and, for practical purposes, "Lehrbuch des Wechselrechts," ib. 1900. Grünhut has the title of "Kaiserlicher Hofrath," and has been since 1897 a life-member of the Austrian House of Lords (Herrenhaus). He has been decorated with the star of the Order of Francis Joseph (1902).

Bibliography:
  • Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, s.v.;
  • Kohut, Berühmte Israelitische Männer und Frauen, part 16, p. 296.
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