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  • robinsonmf
    Oldenburg, Henry [Heinrich] (c.1619-1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society, was born in the free city of Bremen, Germany, one of
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      Oldenburg, Henry [Heinrich] (c.1619-1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society, was born in the free city of Bremen, Germany, one of two children of Heinrich Oldenburg (d. 1634), a teacher at the Bremen Paedegogium and later a professor at Dorpat University. His ancestors, originally from Munster, had been Calvinist teachers since the mid-sixteenth century. Oldenburg's grandfather, also Heinrich, had repaired the buildings of the vicaria of St Liborius at the protestant cathedral, in return for which he, his son, and his grandson inherited an annual income of 100 reichsthaler, which was paid only fitfully and precariously. ...

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    • terry foreman
      Thank you, Michael, Good get. Terry Foreman
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        Thank you, Michael, Good get. 

        Terry Foreman

        On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 1:03 PM, robinsonmf <robinsonrepepys@...> wrote:
        Oldenburg,  Henry  [Heinrich]  (c.1619-1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society, was born in the free city of Bremen, Germany, one of two children of Heinrich Oldenburg (d. 1634), a teacher at the Bremen Paedegogium and later a professor at Dorpat University. His ancestors, originally from Munster, had been Calvinist teachers since the mid-sixteenth century. Oldenburg's grandfather, also Heinrich, had repaired the buildings of the vicaria of St Liborius at the protestant cathedral, in return for which he, his son, and his grandson inherited an annual income of 100 reichsthaler, which was paid only fitfully and precariously. ...

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