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Martens, Georg Friedrich von

Hanoverian diplomat, professor of jurisprudence at the University of Gottingen from 1783, the original editor of what remains the largest collection of treaties in the world. He singlehandedly edited Recueil des traites, covering treaties from 1761, through the first seven volumes (1791-1801) and collaborated with his nephew Karl von Martens in editing four additional volumes (1802-08). The Martenses and numerous later scholars prepared Nouveau recueil general des traites, dealing with treaties from 1808 (112 vol., 1817-1944).

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