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Oberforstrat

English translation: chief commissioner of woods

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German term or phrase:Oberforstrat
English translation:chief commissioner of woods
Entered by: Walden
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13:01 Aug 14, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Forestry / Wood / Timber
German term or phrase: Oberforstrat
"...Aber auch 100 Jahre später, nämlich 1791, beklagte der ‚Königl. Württembergische Oberforstrat‘ Georg Ludwig Hartig ..."

Many TIA,
Joanna
Walden
Local time: 14:14
(chief commissioner of woods of the royal house of Württemberg)
Explanation:
My oldest dictionary dating from 1909 gives "Forstrat" as commissioner of woods.

Hartig seems to be famous for starting modern forestry and his life history is at the link below, including his later illustrious forestry career - it explains the background to the title, summoned by the King to this position in 1806, basically a head forestry commissioner by royal appointment.

HTH - Deborah
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Deborah Shannon
Germany
Local time: 15:14
Grading comment
Thanks, Deborah -- it fits perfectly. And thanks also for the hartig web site URL.

Joanna
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Summary of answers provided
na +2(chief commissioner of woods of the royal house of Württemberg)
Deborah Shannon
naSenior/Chief Forest Councilor
Roland Grefer
naExecutive Director of Forestry Servicesgangels
naKönigl. Württembergische Oberforstrat (Master of the King's/Queen's forests)
Sven Petersson
nasuperior forest councilorMartina Ley
naSenior or Chief Forestry Officialenphiniti
nasenior forestry councillor
Mats Wiman


  

Answers


24 mins
senior forestry councillor


Explanation:
I would leave the title in German and use a translation in brackets.
There is no equivalent in the UK or the US as the forestry structure is so different, so one would have to rely on a literal translation such as mine


    10 years in German Forestry
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 15:14
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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26 mins
superior forest councilor


Explanation:
for Forest Councilor see:

History of Erth's Tales - [ Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... is in the middle of Oparan Wood. She oversees the running of the Forest Elves as
well as the other Sects. Loren Silverwood is currently the Forest Councilor. ...
www.geocities.com/erthstales/inhabitants.htm - 10k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten

Ober- either superior or maybe chief

Unfortunately no direct hits ...

Regards,

Martina






    Reference: http://www.google.com
    Leo Dictionary
Martina Ley
Local time: 15:14
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
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31 mins
Senior or Chief Forestry Official


Explanation:
The phrase "Koenigl. Wuertemburgische Oberforstrat" would then be the "Royal Wuerttemberg Forester" as a title for Georg Ludwig Hartig. Without more context, I am not sure if this fits, but I hope it helps nonetheless.

-Jason


    Oxford-Duden German Dictionary
enphiniti
Local time: 08:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr
Königl. Württembergische Oberforstrat (Master of the King's/Queen's forests)


Explanation:
Never translate titles! Add explanation within brackets after title or in footnote, if needed!


    Common sense.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 15:14
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr
Executive Director of Forestry Services


Explanation:
would be closest, but as WM suggested, just in parens.

gangels
Local time: 07:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
(chief commissioner of woods of the royal house of Württemberg)


Explanation:
My oldest dictionary dating from 1909 gives "Forstrat" as commissioner of woods.

Hartig seems to be famous for starting modern forestry and his life history is at the link below, including his later illustrious forestry career - it explains the background to the title, summoned by the King to this position in 1806, basically a head forestry commissioner by royal appointment.

HTH - Deborah


    Reference: http://www.gl-hartig.de/lebenslauf/
Deborah Shannon
Germany
Local time: 15:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, Deborah -- it fits perfectly. And thanks also for the hartig web site URL.

Joanna

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Johanna Timm, PhD
31 mins

agree  Mats Wiman: Imaginative search! Thanks!
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1 day 2 hrs
Senior/Chief Forest Councilor


Explanation:
"... but even/also 100 years later, in 1791, 'Royal Wurttemberian Chief Forest Councilor" Georg Ludwig Hartig complained/mourned ...

Roland Grefer
Local time: 09:14
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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