History

The treatise of the history of Stephaneum from the 675-Year-Print

Famous Stephaneer

Adam Olearius (1603 - 1671)
was one of the most important scholars of the 17th century.As a geographer and ethnographer, mathematician and astronomer he was highly respected by the scholars of his time. After his studies he got a call to the court of the Duke of Schleswig. The records of the journeys to Russia and Persia which he undertook on behalf of the duke gave him worldwide recognition.
Prof. F. W. L. Pfeil (1783 - 1859)
founded the first German forest academy in Eberswalde.
Prof. Dr. M. Schmidt (1863 - 1947)
was world-wide acknowledged for his scientific work as a geologist and paleontologist.
Richard Bestehorn (1866 - 1941)
was a well-known commercial councillor.
Prof. Walter Buhe (1882 - 1958)
was given the freedom of the town of Aschersleben in 1957 in appreciation of his artistic work as a painter. In 1920 he became professor for applied graphic arts at the Art Academy in Leipzig. His close ties with the town are shown by numerous subjects taken from Aschersleben and its surroundings. He created the design for the stained glass windows in the schoolAEUR(TM)s assembly hall.
Gerhard Fließ (geb. 1904)
Author, poet and journalist working for several German daily newspapers; worked for the Niemeyer Publishing House, and he became the editor of AEURoeKunst und WissenschaftAEUR (Art and Science) after he had retired.
G. A. Bürger (1747 - 1794)
was a contemporary of Goethe and Schiller. He turned the ballad into a recognized literary form which became a great success in German poetry after he had died. A son of a priest, he was raised in Aschersleben and attended the Stephaneum. After a somewhat loose time as a student he obtained a position as a senior civil servant in Göttingen, where he could work in peace on his poems despite many difficulties.
Prof. Dr. K. Smalian (1860 - 1940)
paved the way to biology classes in schools as they are today.
Otto Bestehorn (1863 - 1940)
was a secret commercial councillor.
Prof. Walter Friedrich (1883 - 1960)
did pioneering work in radiotherapy and structure analysis. Even as a Stephaneum student he experimented with a Roentgen tube. Professor Walter Friedrich was honoured many times. From 1947 onward he was the President of the Institute for Medicine and Biology in Buch near Berlin. From 1949 to 1952 he was the Rector of the Berlin Humboldt University, and he was also the president of the German Peace Council.
Frank Thiess (1890 - 1970)
as a well-known author, and he also attended the Stephaneum. Of his many works AEURoeDas Tor zur WeltAEUR (Door to the World) is especially important for us because he describes his native town Aschersleben and the Stephaneum in great detail. Thiess was a philosopher who analysed and interpreted the problems of his time.
Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Walter Fricke (geb. 1915)
holds many doctorAEUR(TM)s degrees and honorary doctorates, and he attended the Stephaneum from 1931 to 1934. He studied astronomy in Berlin, obtained his first doctorate in 1940, then military service, prisoner of war, work at the Hamburg observatory. In 1960 he became dean at the Heidelberg university, and in 1961 professor of theoretical astronomy at the same university. Numerous scientific publications.