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Fleischer, Johannes

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
  1. Christian Gottlob Joecher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon (Leipzig, 1750-1751; repr., Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1960), 2, 636.
Not Available and Not Consulted
  1. 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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1995 Al Van Helden
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