Georg Robert

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Georg Friedrich Carl Robert (* 2 May 1765 in Marburg; † 24 December 1833 ibid) was a German jurist and politician in Electoral Hesse.[1]


He was the son of the Marburg theologian and jurist Carl Wilhelm Robert and father-in-law of the physician Karl Friedrich von Heusinger.


Georg Robert became a government assessor in Marburg in 1784; in 1787 he was briefly an assessor in Wetzlar. After receiving his doctorate in law and being appointed a private lecturer at the University of Marburg, he resigned from his position as assessor and was appointed professor of constitutional law there in 1787. In 1793 he became o. professor. Between 1798 and 1830 he was several times dean of the faculty of law and between 1796 and 1815 four times prorector of the university. The emphasis of his academic teaching lay in the areas of constitutional law of the empire and its federal states as well as of the Kingdom of Westphalia, pragmatic imperial history, civil procedural law and feudal law.


Like his father, Robert was a Freemason and a member of the Lodge Marc Aurel zum flammenden Stern in Marburg, but he left it in 1816, as did his former teacher, the philosopher Johannes Bering, when it joined a decidedly Christian direction of Freemasonry in the resurrected Electorate of Hesse with the Grand Lodge of Kurhessen.


Georg Robert represented the University of Marburg in 1807 as a deputy at the assembly of the Electoral Estates of Hesse. From 1808 to 1810 he was a deputy to the Reichsstände of the Kingdom of Westphalia in the Scholars’ Group. In 1815 he was appointed Geh. Regierungsrat and sworn in as vice-chancellor of the University of Marburg. In 1815 and 1816 he was a deputy of the Kurhessischer Landtag


  • Catalogus Professorum Academiae Marburgensis, edited by Franz Gundlach. Marburg: Elwert 1927 pp. 117f.
  • Freemason Documentation Marburg. Compiled by Helmut Keiler. Gießen 1980 [UB Marburg].

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