The Info List - Gelehrtenschule Des Johanneums

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The _GELEHRTENSCHULE DES JOHANNEUMS_ (translation: _Academic School of the Johanneum_, short: Johanneum) is a Gymnasium (or Grammar School ) in Hamburg
, Germany. It is Hamburg's oldest school and was founded in 1529 by Johannes Bugenhagen
Johannes Bugenhagen
. The school´s focus is on the teaching of Latin and ancient Greek. It is proud of having educated some of Germany's political leaders as well as some of Germany's notable scientists. The school is operated and financed by the city of Hamburg.


* 1 Twinned schools * 2 _Journey to the Centre of the Earth_ * 3 Hödhütte * 4 Visiting historical sites * 5 Bibliotheca Johannei * 6 Alumni society * 7 Former teachers * 8 Former pupils * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links


The school is twinned with the two London
schools Latymer Upper School and Godolphin and Latymer School .


In Jules Verne's novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth , one of the main characters, Otto Lidenbrock is a professor at the Johanneum.


_Hödhütte_ is the country house of the _Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums_. Leased by the school since 1970, it is located in the Radstädter Tauern , Austria
. Living conditions are very simple (the house has only one tap, students sleep in communal bunks, there is no TV and no telephone and students are not allowed to bring their cellphones). All pupils are required to spend 11 days at _Hördhütte_ during their seventh year of schooling. This is believed to build community spirit and strengthen character. The students will also learn how to ski .

Students from all years have the opportunity to spend their holidays in Hödhütte.


The school feels that every student should have the opportunity of experiencing the sites of classical antiquity at first hand. The _Verein zur Förderung von Schulreisen an klassische Stätten e.V. _ was formed fund this activity.


The library of the school is called _Bibliotheca Johannei_. It has 55,000 books written in Latin, Ancient Greek, English, French, Italian and German. The library prides itself in having the first editions of many of the milestones of European literature. The oldest book is a Latin bible dating from 1491.


The school has an alumni society called _Verein ehemaliger Schüler der Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums
Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums
zu Hamburg
e.V._. It has 1,300 members. One of its main tasks is to provide money for school activities.


Former teachers of the school include:

* Johannes Classen (Director / Head teacher 1864-1874) * Johann Gottfried Gurlitt * Richard Hoche (Director / Head teacher 1874-1887) * Johann Hübner * Adolf Kiessling * Ernst Gottlob Köstlin * Hermann Cäsar Hannibal Schubert * Gottlob Reinhold Sievers * Georg Philipp Telemann ( Cantor (church) ) * Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
( Cantor (church) ) * Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwenke (Director of Church Music and Cantor )


Former students of the school include:

* Christian Wilhelm Alers * Wilhelm Amsinck * Eduard Arning * Heinrich Barth * Johann Bernhard Basedow * Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe * "Büdi" Christian Blunck * Peter van Bohlen * Justus Brinckmann * Barthold Heinrich Brockes * Johann Heinrich Burchard * Johannes Classen * Diedrich Diederichsen * Hans Driesch * Johann Franz Encke * Barthold Feind * Gottfried Forck * Hinnerk Fock * Ludwig Gerling * Ralph Giordano * Martin Haller * Tobias Hauke * Friedrich Hebbel * Gerrit Heesemann * Heinrich Hertz
Heinrich Hertz
* Gustav Ludwig Hertz * Gerhard Herzberg
Gerhard Herzberg
* Johann Michael Hudtwalcker * Hans Jauch * Walter Jens * Peter Katzenstein * Harry Graf Kessler * Bernhard Klefeker * Johann Carl Knauth * Franz Knoop * Theodor von Kobbe * Volker Lechtenbrink * Eduard Lohse * Walter Matthaei * Max Mendel * Eduard Meyer * Daniel Gotthilf Moldenhawer * Johann Georg Mönckeberg * August Johann Wilhelm Neander * Hans Georg Niemeyer * Max Nonne * Hans Erich Nossack * Adolf Overweg * Fredrik Pacius
Fredrik Pacius
* Carl Friedrich Petersen * Wolfgang Petersen * Martin Eduard Warner Poelchau * Robert Wichard Pohl * Wolfgang Ratke * Hermann Samuel Reimarus * Johann Wilhelm Rautenberg * Johann Rist * Erwin Rohde * Albrecht Roscher * Thomas G. Rosenmeyer * Philipp Otto Runge *