BLYUNCHLI Johann Kaspar (Bluntschli Johann Kaspar)( Swiss lawyer and statesman.)
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Biography BLYUNCHLI Johann Kaspar (Bluntschli Johann Kaspar)
Born in Zurich, March 7, 1808. He was educated at the Institute of Policy in Zurich and the Universities of Berlin and Bonn. In 1830 the first time to enter politics as a supporter of constitutional reform. He was appointed professor of law at Zurich University in 1833. In 1837 he was elected a member of the Grand Council of Zurich, and in 1844 its president. In 1847 settled in Munich and a year later was appointed Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Munich. Among his works - Overall state law (Allgemeines Staatsrecht, Abtl. 1-2, 1851-1852), four-volume Code of Private Law Canton Zurich (Privatrechtliches Gesetzbuch fr den Kanton Zrich, 1854-1856). The Code contains a chapter on the contracts, which came in the laws, not only the Swiss cantons, but also a number of other states. In 1861 Blyunchli was appointed professor of constitutional law at Heidelberg University. Moved to Baden in 1866, played for the neutrality of Baden during the Austro-Prussian War. The most noticeable achievements Blyunchli in military and international law. His book Modern military law (Das moderne Kriegsrecht, 1866) formed the basis of documents of the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907. Another notable work Blyunchli - Contemporary international law (Das moderne Vlkerrecht, 1868), has long been considered 'canonical' in their field. In 1873 Blyunchli became one of the founders of the Institute of International Law at Ghent. Died Blyunchli in Karlsruhe October 21, 1881.