Jürgen Kraus (historian) - Jürgen Kraus (Historiker)
Kraus was born the son of a customs councilor and his wife. After attending primary school and graduating from the Friedrichs-Gymnasium Herford in 1969, he did his basic military service in the German armed forces in 1970/71. 
He then studied history , social sciences and art history at the University of Münster . In 1976 he passed the first state examination for higher teaching qualifications. In the summer semester 1979 he was with Werner Hahlweg  at the Philosophical Faculty with the dissertation The military system of the imperial city Augsburg, 1548-1806. Comparative studies of urban military facilities in Germany from 16. – 18. Century to Dr. phil. PhD.
He then became a curator (later chief curator ) with a focus on uniforms and flags at the Bavarian Army Museum in Ingolstadt. There he was also a consultant for the document and photo archive until his retirement in 2011. He published several books on military history, including a manual on the German army of the empire .
- The military system of the imperial city of Augsburg, 1548–1806. Comparative studies of urban military facilities in Germany from 16. – 18. Century (= treatises on the history of the city of Augsburg , Volume 26) Mühlberger, Augsburg 1980, ISBN 3-921133-24-6 .
- with Erwin Schalkhausser: Special exhibition The First World War, contemporary paintings and graphics (= publications of the Bavarian Army Museum , Volume 1). Verlag Donaukurier, Ingolstadt 1980, ISBN 3-920253-14-0 .
- Special exhibition The Bavarian Cadet Corps 1756–1920 (= publications of the Bavarian Army Museum , Volume 3). Verlag Donaukurier, Ingolstadt 1981, ISBN 3-920253-15-9 .
- The field-gray uniform of the German army from 1907 to 1918 . 2 volumes, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1999, ISBN 3-7648-2533-2 .
- Manual of the units and troops of the German army 1914–1918 . 3 volumes, Verlag Militaria, Vienna 2007–2010.
- with Thomas Müller : The German colonial and protection troops. From 1889 to 1918. History, uniforms and equipment (= catalogs of the Bavarian Army Museum Ingolstadt , Volume 7). Verlag Militaria, Vienna 2009, ISBN 978-3-902526-24-3 .
- Jürgen Kraus: The military system of the imperial city of Augsburg, 1548–1806 , 1980, p. 495.
- Jürgen Kraus: The military system of the imperial city of Augsburg, 1548–1806 , 1980, p. 7.
- Biography , Militaria Verlag, accessed on May 26, 2014.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German military historian and museum curator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 6, 1951|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Herford|