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Abraham Roth

Birth: 1823


Abraham Roth (February 22, 1823 in Marstetten - September 2, 1880 in Basel) was a Swiss journalist and writer. Roth was born as the son of the pastor Johann David Roth in Marstetten. He studied Philosophy, Constitutional Law and History at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin. He received his doctorate in Bern. In 1842 he became a member of the Bonner, 1843 Berlin Wingolf.

In 1847 he became editor of the Thurgauer Zeitung. In 1850 he was co-founder, publisher and until 1864 editor of the Swiss daily newspaper Der Bund. In 1865 Roth was editor of the Sunday Mail and from 1869 to 1870 editor of the Bernese Tagespost. From 1871 until his death in 1880 he edited the newspaper Swiss border post and Tagblatt the city of Basel.

He was one of the co-founders of the Swiss Alpine Club in 1863 and editor of the SAC Yearbook. He is considered the Erstbesteiger the Doldenhorns on June 30, 1862.


Stephanie Summermatter: Roth, Abraham. In: Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.

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