Jörgen Bracker - Jörgen Bracker

Jörgen Bracker (born December 19, 1936 in Braunschweig ) is a German historian and archaeologist .


After graduating from the Schleswig Cathedral School [1] , Bracker studied classical archeology , ancient history , prehistory and early history in Marburg , Kiel and Münster and received his doctorate in Münster in 1965 with a work The portraits of Emperor Gordian III. according to a new iconographic method . He then worked as curator and chief curator at the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne, head of excavations and redesigning the new museum building, which opened in 1974, before becoming director and professor of the Museum of Hamburg History in 1976was called. He retired at the end of 2001.

Bracker published numerous scientific articles in magazines, museum catalogs and non-fiction books on the history of Hamburg and the Hanseatic League . After his retirement he wrote historical novels: Zeelander, the Störtebeker novel , The Relics of Lisbon, Störtebeker's Legacy and the historical detective novel Behind the Fog Wall . The novel 'Spielmanns Fluch' followed in 2015. In 2018, the first two volumes of the trilogy of novels on Claus Störtebeker appeared under the title Named Claus Störtebeker and Furor Maris. Ghostly Lisbon trip .


  • Ortwin Pelc (ed.): Myths of the past. Reality and Fiction in History. Jörgen Bracker on his 75th birthday. V & R Unipress, Göttingen 2012, ISBN 978-3-89971-934-5 .


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  1. http://www.jokers-downloads.de/de/812/gratis-downloads/autor.html?aid=5&wea=8058241