Conring, Hermann
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German polyhistorian and especially legal scholar. Born Norden (East Friesland) 9. 11. 1606, died Helmstedt 12. 12. 1681. From 1620, studied philosophy, philology, history, theology and medicine at Helmstedt and, from 1625, at Leiden. 1632 prof. of natural philosophy at Helmstedt, 1636 doctorate of medicine and philosophy, 1637 prof. ord. in medicine there, also in politics from 1650; dean and rector on several occasions.


C. came from a large Lutheran clerical family that had emigrated to…

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Finkenauer, Thomas, “Conring, Hermann”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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