Franz Obermeier


Franz Obermeier was born 1967 in Kelheim (Germany), studied Romance and Slavic languages in Germany and Italy, Dissertation 1994 about the French colony in Northern Brazil (1612-1615), librarian working in Kiel University, Central Library. Numerous publications about travel literature to South America in the colonial times (16./17.centuries), historical iconography (a study about the pictures of Brazilian Tupinamba Indians: Brasilien in Illustrationen des 16. Jahrhunderts, Frankfurt 2000; editor of critical editions of early travel books to South America: Hans Staden (Warhaftige Historia, 1557), Kiel 2007; Ulrich Schmidel/Ulrico Schmidl, Wahrhaftige Beschreibung / Reise in die La Plata-Gegend (1554, published in 1567) Kiel 2008, Yves d’Èvreux, Suitte de l’Histoire / Voyage au nord du Brésil (1615) 2012. Co-editor of the Bibliography Literature in German about Brazil with the title: Deutschsprachige Brasilienliteratur : 1500 – 1900; bibliografisches Verzeichnis = Publicações sobre o Brasil em língua alemã, São Paulo: Instituto Martius Staden 2011.


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