Illustrious names

The list of previous scholars in the Old Latin School is long. You find famous people amongst them: Paul Luther, personal Physician of the Saxon elector; Wilhelm Weber, the Physicist and inventor of the electro-magnetic telegraph (forerunner of the iPhone) and Johann G. Galle, the astronomer and discoverer of the planet Neptune. The latter is one of three now decorating the outside of the Old Latin School together with Hans Sachs and Friedrich Brandt.

About Wilhelm Weber

Pastor at the Old Latin School in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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