Herzog August Bibliothek

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Established 1572  Location Wolfenbüttel  of Collection collected books, journals, newspapers, magazines, multimedia and manuscripts. The Director is Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer
Established 1572 Location Wolfenbüttel of Collection collected books, journals, newspapers, magazines, multimedia and manuscripts. The Director is Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer

The Herzog August Library (Herzog-August-Bibliothek — "HAB"), in Wolfenbüttel, (Niedersachsen), known also as Bibliotheca Augusta, it has an international importance for its collection from the Middle Ages and Early modern Europe. The library is overseen by the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture. The HAB cooperates with the International College of Scientifics.

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History

The library was founded by Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in 1572. In the 17th century it was the largest library north of the Alps.

In 2006 the library housed c. 900 000 books, 350 000 of them were printed from the 15th to the 18th century.[]

Notable librarians have included

Duke Augustus in his library (1650) by Conrad Buno
Duke Augustus in his library (1650) by Conrad Buno

Some manuscripts

Main building of the Herzog August Bibliothek
Main building of the Herzog August Bibliothek
Entrance to the Library
Entrance to the Library

References

Further reading

  • Andrea Kastens (Hrsg.): Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel. Westermann, Braunschweig 1978,
  • Leo G. Linder: Die Herzog-August-Bibliothek und Wolfenbüttel. Braunschweig 1997, ISBN 3-07-509702-0
  • Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer (Ed.): A treasure house of books: the library of Duke August of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (an exhibition at the Grolier Club, 8 December 1998 through 6 February 1999). Wiesbaden 1998, ISBN 3-447-04119-6

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