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August Ganghofer (* 23 April 1827 in Diessen at the bunting lake; "† 29. March 1900 in Munich) was an important Bavarian Forstbeamter and father of the writer Ludwig Ganghofer. It was married with the professor daughter Charlotte Louis.

August Ganghofer studied the subject forestry in Aschaffenburg and Munich after the Abitur in Ottobeuren. It received its training as the Forstbeamten in the Sachsenrieder forest. After the engagement in the year 1847 he married 1854. It had its first employment in Kaufbeuren. From 1859 to 1873 to it Forstrevier in pastures in the Upper Palatinate was subordinate. 1872 it published the standard work the practical wood computer, whereby with "wood" the forest was meant. From 1873 to 1875 Ganghofer was circle forest master in peppering castle, then he was promoted to forest advice and shifted to Munich.

it receives the rank of a Minsterialrates to 1879 and becomes the director/conductor of the Bavarian Forstwesens.Er operated in this function the fundamental reorganisation of the Bavarian Forstwesens by introduction of the Furthermore August Ganghofer already used itself the 1870er for years for the knowledge transfer between practice and teachings. On its operation 1881 the royal Bavarian laboratory, today Bavarian national institute for forest and forestry of the University of Munich (LWF) in freesing based. 1887 were raised Ganghofer for its earnings/services into the not-paled knight conditions. As it 1897 into the retirement goes receives it also still the title secret advice.


  • The practical wood computer (1872 FF., 7 editions)
  • The forstliche test system (1877/1884)
  • Explanations of the forest law for the Kingdom of Bavaria (1880 FF., 3 editions until 1898)

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