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Martin Grabmann (5 January 1875 - 9 January 1949) was a German historian of theology and philosophy, and a medievalist.

He was ordained in 1898. He studied at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, earning a Doctorate in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Theology (1900–1902). He was made a professor of theology and philosophy in Catholic University of Eichstätt in 1906. He moved to the University of Vienna in 1913 and University of Munich in 1918. He was the first to work out the outlines of the ongoing development of thought in scholasticism and to see in Thomas Aquinas a response and development of thought rather than a single, coherently emerged and organic whole. Although Grabmann's works in German are numerous, only Thomas Aquinas (1928) is available in English. However, Grabmann's thought was instrumental in the whole modern understanding of scholasticism and the pivotal role of Aquinas.


  • Cross, F.L., Livingstone, E. A., eds., Martin Grabmann in: The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Oxford University Press, New York 1974, p. 585.