Victor Ehrenberg (jurist)

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Victor Ehrenberg
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Ehrenberg in 1926
Victor Gabriel Ehrenberg

(1851-08-22)August 22, 1851
DiedMarch 10, 1929(1929-03-10) (aged 77)
Spouse(s)Elise Marie A. Helene von Jhering (1852-1920)
ChildrenHedwig Martha Ehrenberg
RelativesVictor Ehrenberg
Ben Elton
Geoffrey Elton
Lewis Elton
Olivia Newton-John

Victor Gabriel Ehrenberg (August 22, 1851 - March 10, 1929) was a German jurist.


Ehrenberg was born in Wolfenbüttel, Duchy of Brunswick. He was the son of a Jewish couple, Philipp Samuel Ehrenberg and Julie Fischel, Principal of the Samson School in Wolfenbuettel. After gymnasium in Wolfenbüttel he studied legal science from 1862 until 1871 in Göttingen, Leipzig, Heidelberg and Freiburg.

He gave lectures at the Universities of Göttingen (1877-), Rostock (1882), again Göttingen (1888) and then Leipzig (1911–1922).

Ehrenberg married Elise Marie A. Helene von Jhering (1852-1920),[1] daughter of the legal historian Rudolf von Jhering (1828–1892). Ehrenberg died in Göttingen on March 10, 1929.

His son, Rudolf Ehrenberg was professor for physiology and medicine at the University of Göttingen and his daughter Hedwig Martha Ehrenberg (1891–1972) married scientist Max Born.

Ehrenberg was also a great-grandfather of Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, an uncle of historian Victor Ehrenberg, a great-uncle of physicist and education researcher Lewis Elton and of historianGeoffrey Elton, and a great-great uncle of comedian and writer Ben Elton.[citation needed]


  • Versicherungsgeschicht, 1893
  • Die deutsche Rechtsgeschichte und die juristische Bildung, 1894


  1. ^ Martin Luther Genealogy Browse -- J at

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