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Carl Eduard Philipp Wackernagel

WACKERNAGEL, Carl Eduard Philipp. b. Berlin, 28 June 1800; d. Dresden, 20 June 1877. The son of a printer, he left school following the death of his father in 1816, but with help from his mentor Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (‘Turnvater Jahn’) he graduated from the University of Berlin in 1819. He then studied mineralogy at Breslau, with help from another mentor, Karl von Raumer. In 1820 he followed Raumer to Halle and in 1823 to Nürnberg, where Raumer and Wackernagel taught at a private school. In 1829 he became a master in the technical school and training college (‘Gewerbeschule’) at Berlin, and in 1839 master at a private school at Stetten in Württemberg. In 1845 he was appointed professor at...

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