- Category : 1828-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (2,10,15,16,20,35)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Revolution 1
German historian who specialized in medieval history and early modern history. A member of the noble Weizsäcker family, his brother was the Protestant theologian Karl Heinrich Weizsäcker.
He studied theology and history at the University of Tübingen, obtaining his habilitation in 1859. He was successively a professor of history at the universities of Erlangen (from 1863), Tübingen (from 1867), Strasbourg (from 1872), Göttingen (from 1876) and Berlin (from 1881). He was an editor of the Reichstagsakten (Reichstag files of the Holy Roman Empire).
He died on 3 September 1889 in Bad Kissingen at age 61.