Siegfried Schoppe

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Siegfried Schoppe

Siegfried Georg Schoppe (* 25 April 1944 in Hörstel) is a German economist and professor emeritus at the University of Hamburg since 2009.

Life and work

Schoppe attended the St.-Pius-Colleg in Coesfeld and the Gymnasium Dionysianum of Rheine. He then studied economics and business administration at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster, graduating in 1971. In 1973 he received his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) with a thesis on agribusiness. From 1971 to 1974 Schoppe was a lecturer at the Adult Education Centre in Münster, in 1975 he taught at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, and in 1978 at the Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg.

In 1979 he habilitated in economics with an analysis of the Soviet foreign trade structure and became first a private lecturer, then from 1983 a professor at the University of Hamburg for economics, in particular for foreign trade and development policy. From 1985 to 1987 he taught at the University of Lüneburg, since 1987 again at the University of Hamburg at the Institute for Economic Systems, Economic and Theoretical History (IWWT). In 1984 he was appointed tax advisor by the Hamburg tax authorities. Schoppe was co-founder, founding president and dean of several business schools (University of Applied Sciences).

In his private life, Schoppe deals with topics of antiquity. In 2004, he hypothesized that the saga of the fall of Atlantis might be linked to the formation of the Black Sea by a flood. In 2017, he concluded that the Indo-European language originated in the submerged Danube delta and that the Linear Pottery people came to Western Europe as far as the Rhine, fleeing the flood in the 6th millennium BC. Furthermore, Schoppe deals with the Varus Battle and other events in the history of the Romans in Germania. Schoppe disputed Kalkriese as the site of the Varus Battle, as it had been traded since about 1988, and saw here a connection with the campaigns of Germanicus. In 2017, Heidrun Derks, director of the Kalkriese Museum, also backed away from the Varus-Kalkriese thesis[1] and Rudolf Aßkamp, director of the Roman Museum in Haltern am See, considers events “around Germanicus” in 15 AD “very likely”.[2]

In 2018 Schoppe was able to show that the legend of St. Reinhildis of Riesenbeck goes back to the sister-murder of the Komtessa Liudgarda Abbess Reinheldis of the canoness convent Elten-Emmerich in the 10th century and that the leonine hexameters on her epitaph originate from the school of Roswitha of Gandersheim; that Reinhildis was a daughter of Count Wichmann I of Hamaland and not from the house of the Counts of Tecklenburg and Ravensberg in the 12th century. And certainly not a poor peasant girl from the Knüppenhof in Westerkappeln, who was killed by her own mother at the instigation of her stepfather (Schoppe, Hamburg 2018).


  • Cooperation and concentration in agribusiness. 1973 (dissertation).
  • The Soviet Western Trade Structure. A paradox of foreign trade theory? Fischer, Stuttgart 1981, ISBN 3-437-50259-X.
  • Compendium of International Business Administration. 4. Auflage. Oldenbourg, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-486-24394-2.
  • Modern Theory of Entrepreneurship. Oldenbourg, Munich 1996, ISBN 3-486-22183-3.
  • Atlantis and the Flood. Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2004, ISBN 3-8334-1391-3.
  • Siegfried Schoppe, Christian Schoppe, Stephan Schoppe: Varusschlacht. Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2007, ISBN 978-3-8334-9363-8.
  • Siegfried Schoppe, Christian Schoppe, Stephan Schoppe: Henry the Navigator, Columbus and Magellan. Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2012, ISBN 978-3-8482-0910-1.
  • Siegfried Schoppe, Christian Schoppe, Stephan Schoppe: Weißbuch Hermannsschlacht. Osning-Verlag, Bielefeld 2014, ISBN 978-3-9814963-8-3.
  • Siegfried Schoppe: The Indo-European Agrarian and Danubian Cultural Package for Ancient Europe. A drama in four acts. (=History Series). LIT Verlag, Münster and Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-643-13626-8.
  • Siegfried G. Schoppe, Sächsisches Land- und römisches Zivilrecht im Konflikt bei kirchlichen Vermögenszuwendungen im Mittelalter. The case of the Westphalian “sole heiress Reinheldis”. Verlag Dr. Kovac, Hamburg 2018, ISBN 978-3-8300-9977-2.
  • Siegfried G. Schoppe (ed.), Schriftenreihe Ökonomie in Staat, Kirche und Gesellschaft, vol. 1-4, Verlag Dr. Kovac, Hamburg 2008 – 2018, ISSN 1866-1319.


  • Siegfried G. Schoppe. In: Kürschners Deutscher Gelehrten-Kalender 2003. vol. II: K-Scho. 19th edition. K. G. Saur, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-598-23607-7, p. 3026.

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Individual references

  1. Guido Kleinhuber: That could disappoint some. In: Der Spiegel, No. 11/2017, 11 March 2017, p. 105.
  2. Johannes Loy In Rome it rained rose petals…. In: Westfälische Nachrichten, 31 May 2017.