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David Denicke

DENICKE, David. b. Zittau, Oberlausitz, Saxony, 31 Jan 1603; d. Hannover, 1 April 1680. Denicke was educated at the Gymnasium at Zittau, and at the Universities of Wittenberg and Jena, where he studied philosophy and law. He taught law at Königsberg as a ‘Privatdozent’, before making several journeys between 1624 and 1628 to observe the laws and customs in Holland, England and France. He was then employed as tutor to the sons of the Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg at Herzberg. In 1639 he became head of the seminary at Bursfeld, and in 1640 he was appointed to a post as ‘Hofrat’ (higher civil servant) at Hannover. In 1642 he was made ‘Konsistorialrat’, a member of the Consistory Council. He...

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