Educated in law at the University of Erlangen and the University of Halle, Busching became the royal archivist at Breslau in 1811. In 1817, he was appointed professor of archaeology at the University of Breslau. In 1824, he assumed the chair of German language and literature. Busching suffered from ill health and for relief spent time in the Silesian mountains on numerous occasions. He is an important provider of information on Germany in the Middle Ages and its folk history and tales. His works include Collection of German Songs (1807), German Poems of the Middle Ages (1808-1825) and On German Life, Art and Knowledge in the Middle Ages (1816-1818).
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History of Count Walter and the Lady Helgunda
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