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Lipphardt, Walther
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(Oct 14, 1906, Wiescherhöfen, Westphalia – Jan 16, 1981, Frankfurt am Main), was one of the most important hymnologists in the 20th century. He studied German language and literature, history, musicology, philosophy, and philology in Heidelberg and Freiburg im Breisgau and received his doctorate in 1931 with a dissertation on “Die altdeutschen Marienklagen” [The Old German Marian laments] from the philosophical faculty at Heidelberg. He taught until 1969 and received an honorary doctorate in theology from the University of Graz (Austri…

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Ebenbauer, Peter, “Lipphardt, Walther”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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