Wagener's State- and corporate lexicon

Hermann Wagener, important journalist and politician (Founder of the Conservative party in Prussia) was on 8.3.1815 Born into a pastor's son at Neuruppin Segelitz. After studying law and an appointment as Assessor v in a trust in which later became President of Upper Pomerania. Senfft-Pilsach and the former home- and domain Minister Anton Graf v. Stolberg-Wernigerode. 1847 He was taken by Konsistorialassessor recommendation as to Magdeburg.

Social policy was almost the exclusive field of his activity. He took conservative Social Democrat Rudolf Meyer approached the. Likewise, he made friends with them Rodbertus. With particular interest he had the course of the first Congress of the Association for Social Policy in October 1872 traced to Eisenach. 1874 Bismarck sent him as a Government Commissioner for 3. Congress of the "Socialists of the Chair". The masterly report, reported the Wagener on the progress of negotiations in Bismarck, was the appointment of professors v. Scheel and Jannasch the Ministry result.

During the Congress of 1875 influenced by it in the course of negotiations Varzin, where his secretary Meyer attended. When Eugene Judge 23. More 1878 Wagener's use this as a government commissioner had played against the Bismarckian policy as special stockings and Bebel on 17. Back to September, replied Bismarck: "It was my duty and obligation, I hinschickte anyone and the Privy Council Wagener was for these things a thoroughly knowledgeable man, a man of spirit ".

And purely human, the bond between Bismarck and Wagner not solved. So the prince wrote to Wagener under the 8. September 1876, when he saw, that the mutual political trends diverged in part: "The potential difference in our way is not for me can tear the tape, which 30 Years of friendly relations and community struggles have created ". Wagener did appreciate this honorable friendship probably, and his attachment to Bismarck his admiration for him never nachgestanden, although the policy since 1873 very little to his heart and was only 1881 again something approaching his views.

The core of the concept of government was the conviction Wagenerschen, that all authority of God's grace and the state is a divine institution. The principles of the Christian religion and church should come in all areas of society again to advantage. Only in that he saw the possibility of, an anarchic and later despotic development, in France, as he had before his eyes, prevent. His most important work was the State- and Society Encyclopedia. But unlike the Rotteck Welckersches Staatslexikon is the work of Wagener, what interesting aspects of a Christian conservative social policy includes, today largely forgotten and only available in a few libraries.


Bd. 1 : Aachen to almoner
Bd. 2 : Almquist bis Atthalin
Bd. 3 : Atticus bis Bichat
Bd. 4 : Bickell bis Camoens
Bd. 5 : Campagna in Rome bus Dänemark
Bd. 6 : Daniel bis Elisabeth
Bd. 7 : Ellora bis Funen
Bd. 8 : Prince to Gyulai
Bd. 9 : Haag bis Illuminaten
Bd. 10 : Illyria to Kalandsgilden
Bd. 11 : Kalckreuth bus Lanjuinais
Bd. 12 : Lannes bis Marmont
Bd. 13 : Marmontel to Münch-Bellinghausen
Bd. 14 : Munich to Austria
Bd. 15 : Austrian War of Succession to Pomare
Bd. 16 : Pombal and Reformed Church
Bd. 17 : Refugies bis Saint-Simon
Bd. 18 : Saint-Simon bis Seleucia
Bd. 19 : Seleucids to Stieglitz
Bd. 20 : Stieglitz to Hungary
Bd. 21 : Hungarian revolution to Weimar
Bd. 22 : Wine to Ziegler
Bd. 23 : Zierotin to Twelve Tables Legislation

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Russian State Library


Wagener, Hermann: State- and corporate lexicon – Neues Conversations-Lexikon, 23 Volumes. Berlin: Heinicke 1859-1867


Article "Wagener, Hermann "by Hermann von Petersdorff in: General German Biography, published by the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Band 40 (1896), S. 471–476

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