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August, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
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(Apr 10, 1579, Dannenberg – Sep 17, 1666, Wolfenbüttel). After studying in Rostock, Tübingen, and Strasbourg, and journeying to Italy, France, and England, August led a withdrawn, scholar's life from 1604 to 1634 in Hitzacker, where he collected books and art treasures, and corresponded with, for example, J.V. Andreae. His court preacher Heinrich Varenius lent his literary support to J. Arndt. From 1635 duke of the Lüneburgian sub-duchy of Wolfenbüttel, which devolved upon him through an inheritance contract – though he was not able to tak…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “August, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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