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Pufendorf, Samuel
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(Baron; Jan 8, 1632, Dorfchemnitz – Oct 26, 1694, Berlin). After attending the Fürstenschule in Grimma (1645–1650), Pufendorf studied in Leipzig and Jena from 1650 to 1658. He then took a position in Copenhagen as private tutor in the household of the Swedish ambassador Peter Julius Coyet. During months of Danish imprisonment in 1658, he wrote his Elementorum jurisprudentiae universalis libri duo, dedicated to the elector Palatine Charles Louis, which was published in 1660. This work earned him a call to Heidelberg as the first German profe…

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Dingel, Irene, “Pufendorf, Samuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024744>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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