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Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst von Caemmerer
In 1908, Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst von Caemmerer was born in Berlin. He studied in Munich and Berlin and at the age of 23 he took his doctor's degree. After that he was a scientific assistant and a collaborator of Prof. Ernst Rabel at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute in Berlin (now: Max Planck Institute). After the 2nd World War, he was in captivity until 1946. In this year, he returned to the University of Frankfurt, where he obtained his postdoctoral qualification. Between 1947 and his retirement in 1976, he was a full professor at the University of Freiburg. In his life, he exceptionally contributed to the development of national and international private law.

He was a member of the German delegation at the conference for ULIS (Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods, a predecessor of the CISG) in the Hague in 1964 and he contributed as an author in the commentary of ULIS. Moreover, he co-edited the first edition of the leading commentary on the CISG.

He was one of the leading German scholars after the 2nd World War and he especially influenced the law of sale, company law, international private law and the law of unjust enrichment. As an indicator of his international reputation, it has to be mentioned that the Universities of Lund, Kopenhagen and Sorbonne (Paris) confered a honorary doctor on him. In 1985, Prof. Ernst von Caemmerer died in Freiburg at the age of 77.
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Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst von Caemmerer