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Ferdinand Adolph Lange (1815-1875)

Ferdinand Adolph Lange

Significant Glashütte watchmaker with an international reputation and founder of the Glashütte watch industry

Ferdinand Adolph Lange was born on February 18, 1815 in Dresden as son of a gunsmith. After the divorce of his parents, the family Heber took the young Adolph and enabled him from 1830 a training at the renowned court watchmaker Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes. Here he could prove his technical skills. Already after a short introduction by his teacher, he was able to manufacture precise finished works. His used his spare time to visit the Polytechnical School and for language training in English and French.

In December 1845 A. Lange, with the help of a loan from the Royal Saxon government, founded his own company in Glashütte, which later became famous as A. Lange & Söhne ...

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Lexicon article of the week
Ferdinand Adolph Lange (1815-1875)

Ferdinand Adolph Lange

Significant Glashütte watchmaker with an international reputation and founder of the Glashütte watch industry

Ferdinand Adolph Lange was born on February 18, 1815 in Dresden as son of a gunsmith. After the divorce of his parents, the family Heber took the young Adolph and enabled him from 1830 a training at the renowned court watchmaker Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes. Here he could prove his technical skills. Already after a short introduction by his teacher, he was able to manufacture precise finished works. His used his spare time to visit the Polytechnical School and for language training in English and French.

In December 1845 A. Lange, with the help of a loan from the Royal Saxon government, founded his own company in Glashütte, which later became famous as A. Lange & Söhne ...

>>> more >>>

Watch Knowledge
Oscillating system of a mechanical watch

Basic Terms from the World of Watches

Maintenance

Important Persons of the Watch History

Materials

More