Karl Obser

Karl Joseph Obser (16 January 1860, Karlsruhe – 21 January 1944, Karlsruhe) was a German archivist and historian, largely known for his studies on the history of Baden during the 18th and early 19th century.

He studied law, history and German literature at the universities of Heidelberg and Munich, obtaining his doctorate in 1883 with a dissertation on early medieval English church history. In 1888 he began work as an assessor at the ''Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe'' (General State Archives at Karlsruhe), where from 1906 to 1924 he served as its director.

In 1888 he became a full member of the Baden Historical Commission. From 1897 to 1927 he was on the editorial board of the ''Zeitschrift für die Geschichte des Oberrheins'', a journal in which he was the author of numerous historical articles. Provided by Wikipedia
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