Albert Schwegler, a German historian, born at Michelbach, Würtemberg, Feb. 10, 1819, died in Tübingen, Jan. 5, 1857. He studied at Tübingen, and became a follower of Baur and one of the principal exponents of the Tübingen school; but on account of the objections of the authorities to his Montanismus (1841), he abandoned theology, and in 1843 became Privatdocent of philosophy and classical philology at Tübingen, and in 1848 professor. Subsequently he filled the chair of history there. His principal works are: Das nach-apostolische Zeitalter (2 vols., 1846); editions of the Clementine homilies (1847) and of Aristotle's "Metaphysics," with German annotated translations (4 vols., 1847-'8); Geschichte der Philosophie (1848; 7th ed., 1870; English translation by Prof. J. H. Seelye, New York, 1856); an edition of the church history of Eusebius (2 vols., 1852); Römische Geschichte, extending only to the Licinian laws (3 vols., 1853-'8; 2d ed., 1867); and the posthumous Geschichte der griechischen Philosophic, edited by Köstlin (1859; 2d ed., 1870).