Bertram, Philip-Ernest

, professor of law at Halle, was born at Zerbst, in 1726, and studied at Halle and Jena. In 1746 he was governor of the pages at Weimar in 1753, private secretary, and then secretary of state, which he resigned in 1761, in order to retire to Halle, where he became professor of law, and died Oct. 13, 1777. He was a man of high reputation for learning, especially in history and feudal law. His principal works, which are all in German, are, 1. “An Essay on the History of Learning,Gotha, 1764, 4to. 2. “History of the house and principality of Anhalt,” continued by M. J. C. Krause, part I. 1780, 8vo. 3. “Ferreras’ History of Spain”, continued down to his own time, vols, 11, 12, and 13, 1762 1772, 4to. 2


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