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VI People in Portrait, 49 Samuel Pufendorf (1632–1694)

Knud Haakonssen

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 January 2023

Ancient Times to 1648 — 1648-1815 — Sovereignty — Territoriality
Samuel Pufendorf (1632–94) was born in Saxony and educated in Leipzig and Jena, where he was taught by Erhard Weigel, who was also Leibniz's teacher. In 1660, he was appointed professor of philology and the law of nations at Heidelberg, but was soon (1668) sought for the new Swedish University of Lund as professor of the law of nature and nations. In 1677 Pufendorf was called to Stockholm as Swedish historiographer royal. Finally, in 1688 he heeded a call to the corresponding position for Brandenburg-Prussia. Pufendorf was, in his own time and well into the 18th...
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