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Schoppe, Casper
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(Jun 26, 1576, Pappenberg – Oct 18 1649, Padua), polymath, late Humanist, phi­lologist, controversial theologian, jurisprudent, and politician. The son of a Protestant pastor, he converted to Catholicism in Prague in 1598. In Rome from 1598 to 1607, he cultivated ties with the pope and the Curia. He was sent on several diplomatic missions in Germany and Italy on behalf of the Habsburgs, the Wittelsbachs, and the Curia. He wrote polemics against various schools of Protestantism. Around 1630, after the emperor’s victory in the Thirty Years War, Schoppe …

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Decot, Rolf, “Schoppe, Casper”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025400>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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