Ludwig Preller (15 September 1809 –
21 June 1861) was a
German philologist and antiquarian.
Hamburg, he studied at Leipzig, Berlin and Göttingen, in 1838 he was appointed to the professorship of
philology at the University of Dorpat, which, however, he resigned in 1843.
afterwards spent some time in Italy, but settled
in Jena in 1844, where he became professor in 1846.
same year he removed as head librarian to Weimar.
His chief works are: Demeter u. Persephone
(1837), Griechische Mythologie
(1858). He also co-operated with
in the preparation
of the most useful Historia philosophiae graecae et romanae ex
fontium locis contexta
He contributed extensively to Ersch and Gruber
Realencyklopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft