Brilliant minds set examples—the bookmark series of the uvHW
The uvHW shares its proud name with the cities Halle and Wittenberg. Both have a long history and an outstanding reputation beyond borders. Back then, both cities attracted well-known personalities from many scientific areas, many of whom had significant influence. With the merger of the two institutions into a common university, the connection between the two cities has been strengthened and continues today.
The bookmark series of the uvHW is intended to emphasise this union and the common, long-standing tradition. For this reason, there are 10 different bookmarks, which are dedicated to two famous personalities, each from Halle and Wittenberg. In the future, this series will be extended with other well-known persons from the natural sciences who have shaped the scientific life in Halle and Wittenberg.
Justus Henning Böhmer (1674–1749): Professor at the faculty of law, University of Halle; a major dogmatist and systematist of evangelical church law; pioneer for the theory of compulsory civil marriage
Joachim von Beust (1522–1597): Professor at the faculty of law, University of Wittenberg; co-founder of the Protestant Ecclesiastical
Nicolaus Hieronymus Gundling (1671–1729): Professor rehetoric and natural law at the University Halle; co-founder of the theory of intellectual property; major advocate of the constitutional and historical school of Halle
Friedrich III. der Weise (1463–1525): Elector of Saxony; founder of the University of Wittenberg; an important prince of the Renaissance, with outstanding humanistic education; Martin Luther's lordship and patron
Johann Peter von Ludewig (1668–1743): Professor at the faculty of philosophy, then at the juridical faculty of the University of Halle; Founder of the Science of German Reich History
Martin Luther (1483–1546): Initiator, theorist and designer of the Reformation; professor of theology in Wittenberg; co-founder of protestant theology and protestant churches in the world
Christian Wolff (1679–1754): Mathematician and philosopher of the Enlightenment with worldwide effect; professor at the University of Halle; leading figure in Europe until the late 18th century; creator of a comprehensive natural law system based on the mathematical-demonstrative penetration of all sciences
Matthäus Wesenbeck (1531–1586): professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Wittenberg with influence beyond europe; popular legal adviser; creator of the Digeste commentary
Simon Peter Gasser (1676–1745): Professor at the faculty of law, University of Halle; owner of one of the first chairs of Kameral, economics and police science
Lucas Cranach d.Ä. (1472–1553): significant, world-famous painter of the Renaissance in Wittenberg; Mayor, pharmacist, entrepreneur, pictorist of the Wittenberg Reformation and University
Samuel Stryk (1640–1710): Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Halle; The name of an important period of legal science in Europe; Champion for the abolition of witch trials and the punishability of heresy; Academic teacher of Christian Thomasius, Justus Henning Böhmer et al.
Johannes Schneidewin (1519–1568): Professor at the faculty of law, University of Wittenberg with influence beyond europe; creator of a major institution commissioner
Johann Georg Simon (1636–1696): Professor at the faculty of law, University of Halle; natural lawyer
Christoph Scheurl (1481–1542): Humanist; lecturer at the faculty of law and artistics at the University of Wittenberg
Christian Thomasius (1655–1728): Spiritual co-founder of the University of Halle; professor at the faculty of law, University of Halle; "Father of the German Enlightenment"; creator of a profane natural right system; successful fighter against witch trials and torture; advocates and users of the German language in academic teaching and in science
Hieronymus Schurff (1481–1554): Professor at the law faculty of the University of Wittenberg; Martin Luther's legal adviser; popular legal expert
Johann Gottlieb Heineccius (1681–1741): Professor at the faculty of law, University of Halle; one of the most important lawyers of the 18th century; author of influential works on roman sources of law as well as on natural and international law
Henning Goeden (um 1450–1521): important church lawyer at the faculty of law, University of Wittenberg; asked legal expert
Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff (1626–1692): Founding chancellor of the University of Halle; founder of the modern administration; a major reformist historian
Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560): Humanist; university reformer and professor of the Greek language in Wittenberg; co-founder of protestant theology