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Metternich, Wolf de
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(Chursdorf near Küstrin [Kostrzyn]) – Dec 17, 1731, Rudolstadt). The last in the line of Reformed Metternichs from Chursdorf, Wolf de Metternich probably studied law; he began his career in the service of the margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth (delegate to the imperial diet), which he left in 1726 to enter the service of the duke of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Known as an alchemist, he also published theological texts under pseudonyms (Aletophilus, Hilarius Theomilus). Drawing on Catholic as well as Protestant authors, he preached a mysticism c…

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Ohst, Martin, “Metternich, Wolf de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14047>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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