The Institute mourns the passing of Peter Pieler (December 14, 1941 – October 1, 2018)

October 08, 2018

The Institute has been deeply saddened by news of the death of Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h. c. Peter E. Pieler on October 1, 2018. From 1983 until his retirement in 2010 Professor Pieler held the Chair of Roman Law at the University of Vienna. He was closely associated with the MPIeR for many years as a member of its Advisory Board, serving as its chairman from 1998-2007, in which role he did much to support the Institute’s development and success.

Above all, Professor Pieler will be remembered for his extraordinary scholarly achievements, which had a great impact on the Institute’s research. The MPIeR also benefited from his extensive international network amongst the academic community. His contributions to our Institute’s work will not be forgotten.

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