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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Holst, Hermann Eduard von

HOLST, HERMANN EDUARD VON, a German-American historian; born in Fellin, Livonia, Russia, June 19, 1841. Coming to the United States in 1866, he engaged in literary work and lecturing; he returned to Europe, becoming professor in the universities of Strassburg (1872) and Freiburg (1874); appointed professor in the University of Chicago (1892). He has written: “Constitutional and Political History of the United States”; “Lives” of John C. Calhoun and John Brown; “Constitutional Law of the United States”; “The French Revolution Tested by Mirabeau's Career”; etc. He died Jan. 20, 1904.