Saturday, November 6, 2021

Prof. Dr. Heinrich Tiefenbach (1944 - 2021)

 based on OnomastikBlog

Heinrich Tiefenbach is a German philologist who specialized in Germanic studies 

Heinrich Tiefenbach was born in Orsoy, Germany on 17 September 1944. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Bonn in 1970, and completed his habilitation at the University of Münster in 1984 with Rudolf Schützeichel with the thesis „Xanten, Essen, Köln. Untersuchungen zur Nordgrenze des Althochdeutschen an niederrheinischen Personennamen des 9.-11. Jahrhunderts“. Until his retirement, Tiefenbach was Professor of German Philology at the Institute for Germanic Studies at the University of Regensburg.

From 1993 to 2015, he chaired the "Arbeitskreis für Namenforschung" (Working Group for Name Research), which is equally important for name researchers and historians.

He founded research group "NAMEN" at the University of Regensburg in 2003. For many years Tiefenbach was co-editor of the journal "Beiträge zur Namenforschung".

His final resting place is in the Protestant cemetery in Duisburg-Meiderich.

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