Diploma in civil service, University Hamburg, Germany, 1961. Doctor, University Hamburg, 1963. Privatdozent, University Bremen, Germany, 1996.
Assistant University Hamburg, 1963-1968, lecturer, 1971-1999. Professor University Göttingen, Germany, 1973. Lecturer University Oldenburg, Germany, 1981-1982, University Lüneburg, Germany, since 1990.
Member Union of Authors (Germany)(functionary since 1991), Union Education and Science, Oswald von Wolkenstein Society, Forum Vormärz Research.
Married Elsbeth Eleonore Gebhard, December 31, 1963 (divorced February 1977). 1 child, Friedrich Olaf. Married Heidi Elise Seifert, March 10, 1978.
1 child, Lorenz Göstation.