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Aretius, Benedictus
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(Grecized from Marti, Lat. Mars; 1522 not 1505, Bätterkinden? – 1574, Bern), the son of the priest in Bätterkinden, studied in Bern, Strassburg and Marburg. In Marburg, he worked as professor of logic and dialectic in 1548. In 1549, he began activities in Bern, first as rector of the Latin school, then from 1553 at the Academy (from 1563 for “theology”). The comprehensively educated Aretius (mathematics, astronomy, philology) was an internationally known botanist and may have been…

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Mathys, Hans-Peter, “Aretius, Benedictus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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