Categories: German Notables.
Karl Baedeker was a German publisher of guidebooks for tourists and founder of the publishing house Verlag Karl Baedeker.
Karl Ludwig Johannes Bädeker was born Nov. 3, 1801in Essen, Prussia to Zacharias Gerhard Bädeker, a printer and bookseller.
Karl changed the spelling of the family name from Bädeker with the umlaut to Baedeker around 1850.
Baedeker died on October 4, 1859 and was buried at Hauptfriedhof Koblenz in Koblenz, Stadtkreis Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
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