LEIST, Burkard Wilhelm

LEIST, Burkard Wilhelm. Westen/Aller 12.2.1819 — Jena 31.12.1906. German Historian of Law. Son of Friedrich Wilhelm L. (d. 1820), official assessor, and Henriette Köring. After school in Brauschweig studied law at Göttingen, Heidelberg and Berlin (Savigny), Dr.iur. 1841 and PD 1842 Göttingen. From 1846 ord. Professor of Law at Basel, from 1847 at Rostock and from 1853 at Jena. Married 1846 Julie Müller, the daughter of —> Karl Otfried Müller, at least one son. A well-known specialist of Roman law. In Jena befriended with Delbrück.

Publications: Much on law and legal history; Graecoitalische Rechtsgeschichte. 1-2. Jena 1884.

Altarisches ius gentium. 14+623 p. Jena 1889; Altarisches ius civile. 1–2. 1892–96.

Sources: *E.I. Bekker, “B.W.L. unter seinen Aequalen”, Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, Romanistische Abteilung 28, 1907, 129–157; *E. Ueberschär: “B.W.L. (1819–1906). Von der Historischen Rechtsschule zur deutschen Rechtssoziologie”, Rechtsgelehrte der Universität Jena aus vier Jahrhunderten. Jena 2012, 145–170; Wikipedia with pḧoto (little more in German version).

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