- 1. Dates
- Born: Breslau, 29 Mar 1539
- Died: Breslau, 4 Mar 1593
- Dateinfo: Dates Certain
- Lifespan: 54
- 2. Father
- Occupation: Unknown
- He was born into a "well to do" family. I could find nothing else out.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: Breslau, Germany
- Career: Breslau, Germany
- Death: Breslau, Germany
- 4. Education
- Schooling: Wittenberg, M.A., D.D.
- Attended the Goldberg Gymnasium near Breslau.
- 1557, matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. He received a M.A., and a theology doctorate in 1589.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Lutheran
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Optics
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: Church Life
- Secondary: Schoolmastering, Government
- 1568-1569, taught arts and languages at Goldberg Gymnasium, but fled because of plague.
- 1572, he became the noon preacher at St. Elizabeth's in Breslau, and was a professor at the Gymnasium attached to the church.
- 1583, he became the minister at St. Maria Magdalena, Breslau.
- 1589, inspector of the churches and schools of Breslau.
- The D.S.B. describes a "series of ecclesiastical positions at St. Maria Magdalena and St. Elizabeth's." Neither the position of minister at St. Maria nor the inspectorship was mentioned there, but I can find no others.
- 8. Patronage
- Type: None
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Types: None
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- Christian Gottlob Joecher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon (Leipzig, 1750-1751; repr., Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1960), 2, 636.
- Not Available and Not Consulted
- Gustav Bauch, Valentine Trozendorf und die Goldberger Schule (Berlin, 1921), 235-237.
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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