Jörg-Dieter Gauger - Jörg-Dieter Gauger

Jörg-Dieter Gauger (born November 27, 1947 in Lüdenscheid ; † July 7, 2015 in Bonn [1] ) was a German ancient historian .

In 1975 Jörg-Dieter Gauger wrote his dissertation Contributions to Jewish Apologetics. Under on the authenticity of documents with Flavius ​​Josephus u. PhD in the 1st Book of Maccabees at the University of Bonn . He was then head of department at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for many years , where he has been coordinator in the social policy working group and deputy head of the scientific services department since 2003. Here he wrote or edited more than 40 monographic publications of the foundation. In addition, as an ancient historian, he remained connected to the University of Bonn as a research assistant and completed his habilitation there in 1996Authenticity and method. Investigations into the historical value of the Persian-Greek letter of rulers in literary tradition . He then taught there, first as a private lecturer , then as an adjunct professor.


  • Contributions to Jewish apologetics. Investigations into the authenticity of documents by Flavius ​​Josephus and in the 1st Book of Maccabees , Hanstein, Cologne-Bonn 1977, ISBN 3-7756-1048-0 (Bonner Biblical Contributions, Volume 49)
  • Sibylline prophecies. Greek-German , Artemis and Winkler, Düsseldorf-Zurich 1998, ISBN 3-7608-1701-7 ( Tusculum Collection )
  • Authenticity and method. Investigations on the historical value of the Persian-Greek letter of rulers in literary tradition , Kovač, Hamburg 2000, ISBN 3-8300-0107-X (series of publications studies on historical research in antiquity, volume 6)


supporting documents

  1. Bonn General Gazette of July 11, 2015