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Molanus, Gerard Walter
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(Oct 22, 1633, Hamelin – Sep 17, 1722, Hanover). After studying in Helmstedt (under G. Calixtus), Rinteln, and Strasbourg, in 1659 Molanus was appointed professor of mathematics, and in 1664 also of theology, in Rinteln. In 1671, he became a conventual in Loccum Abbey, in 1674 church director of the duchy of Calenberg (Hanover), and in 1677 abbot of Loccum. Though unimportant as a theologian, Molanus, as leader and organizer of a constantly increasing church territory (inter alia union with Lüneburg 1705), can be considered the father of the Hanover region…

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Wallmann, Johannes, “Molanus, Gerard Walter”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14357>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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