Doctor in Philosophy, University Munich, 1967. Doctor in Philosophical Habilitation, University Munich, 1976. Doctorat d'U., Sorbonne University, Paris, 1969.
Research assistant German History Institute, Paris, 1970-1981. Privatdozent University Munich, 1978-1981. Professor modern history University Regensburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1981.
Professor modern and Bavarian history University Passau, Federal Republic Germany, 1982-1988. Professor modern history University Mainz, Federal Republic Germany, since 1988.
Son of Alfred and Manfreda (Knote) H. M. Beate Just, September 29, 1972. Children: Pia, Emanuel, Aurelia, Patrick.