|Name Heinrich Brunner||Role Author|
|Died August 11, 1915, Bad Kissingen, Germany|
Books The Sources of English Law
Education Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Vienna
Heinrich Brunner (English: Henry Brunner; 21 June 1840 – 11 August 1915) was a German historian born at Wels in Upper Austria. After studying at the universities of Vienna, Göttingen and Berlin, he became professor at the University of Lemberg in 1866, and in quick succession held similar positions at Prague, Strasbourg and Berlin.
From 1872 Brunner devoted himself especially to studying the early laws and institutions of the Franks and kindred peoples of Western Europe, and on these subjects his researches have been of supreme value. He also became a leading authority on modern German law. He became a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences in 1884, and in 1886, after the death of Georg Waitz, undertook the supervision of the Leges section of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica.
He is also the author of the German versions of The Sources of English Law.