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Welling, Georg von
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Welling, Georg von, * Summer 1655 (Kassel), † 28 Feb 1727 (Bockenheim)

Before the publication of Petra Jungmayr's dissertation on von Welling in 1990, almost nothing was known about his life. He occasionally presented himself as Baron von Welling, but whether he was actually granted this title cannot be confirmed. He served as captain in the army (1683-1685) and participated in the defense of Vienna against the Turks. The following years he seems to have spent as a riding master (Hofjunker). From 1705 until…

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Faivre, Antoine, “Welling, Georg von”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 23 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_376>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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