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Pufendorf, Samuel (* 1632.01.08 †  1694.10.16)
Pufendorf, Samuel (* 1632.01.08 † 1694.10.16)
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Pufendorf, Samuel (* 1632.01.08 † 1694.10.16)

Basic Overview Data

Born
1632.01.08, Dorfchemnitz
Died
1694.10.16, Berlin
Confession
Protestant
Institutional Affiliation
University of Heidelberg,
University of Lund
Keyword Filters
Protestant, Lutheran
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Important Family Relations:
Father, Esaias Elias Jesaias Pufendörfer (1592 - 1648), Vicar in Dorfchemnitz
Brother, Esaias von Pufendorf (1628 - 1689), Swedish and Danish Diplomat, Swedish Chancellor to Bremen and Verden(Ennobled in Sweden in 1673)
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Academic Data

Studies

1645 - 1650 at Grimma Fürstenschule
1650 - 1656, Theology, 'Weltweisheit', Jurisprudence, Philology, Philosophy and History at Leipzig University
1656 - 1658, Ethics and Politics at Jena University [Erhard Weigel] (Studied the works of Descartes, Galilei, Grotius and Hobbes)
1659\.. - ../1661, Classic Philology at Leiden University

Academic Degree

1658, Magister Philosophiae at Jena University

Academic Travels

1659 - ../1661, The Netherlands (Leiden - ) (Travelled with the Swedish diplomat Peter Julius Coyet)

Professional Data

Career

1658.04.xx - 1659, Hofmeister at the House of Sir Peter Julius Coyet
1661 - 1668, Ordinary Professor in Law of Nature and Nations at Heidelberg University, Faculty of Philosophy
1668 - 1676, Ordinary (Primarius) Professor in Law of Nature and Nations at Lund University, Faculty of Law (Since 1671, Pufendorf was also obliged to teach ethics and politics)
1677 - 1688, Historiographer Royal at the Royal Court of King Charles XI (Uncertain year: Stähl writes 1675, NDB writes 1677, AMD: writes 1677)
1688 - 1694, Historiographer Prince Elector at the Electoral Court of Brandenburg

Titles, Memberships and Other Relevant Roles

1677 - 1688, State Secretary (Staatssekretär), Royal Court of Charles XI, Stockholm
1677 - 1688, Privy Councillor (Geheimrat), Royal Court of Charles XI, Stockholm
1677\.. - ../1688, Ennobled 'von Pufendorf'
1688, Court Councillor (Hofrat), Electorate of Brandenburg, Berlin

Printed Sources

Books:

Elementa iurisprudentiae universalis, Libri II, (Den Haag: Vlacq, 1660)
    - Edition 1668 (Cygneae: Ebel)
    - Edition 1669 (Jena: Meyer, Werther): Digital Version
    - Edition 1680 (Frankfurt, Jena: Meyer)       
    - Edition 1931(London: Clarendon Press): Digital Version

De iure naturae et gentium, Libri VIII, (Lund: Junghans, Haberegger, 1672)
    - Edition 1684 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch, Andreae)
    - Edition 1688 (Amsterdam: Hoogenhuysen)
        - Translation 1703, in English by P. William and K. Basil after J. Barbeyrac (Oxford: L. Lichfield): Digital Version
        - Translation 1706, in French by J. Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Kuyper): Digital Version
        - Translation 1710, in English by K. Basil after J. Barbeyrac (Oxford: L. Lichfield): Digital Version
        - Translation 1711, in German by J. N. Hertius after J. Barbeyrac (Frankfurt: Knoch)
        - Translation 1712, in French by J. Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: De Coup): Digital Version
        - Translation 1728, in English by K. Basil after J. Barbeyrac (London: J. & J. Knapton): Digital Version
        - Translation 1729, in English by K. Basil after J. Barbeyrac (London: J. Walthoe, R. Wilkin): Digital Version
        - Translation 1732, in French by J. Barbeyrac (Basle: Chez): Digital Version
        - Translation 1734, in French by J. Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Coup): Digital Version
        - Translation 1740, in French by J. Barbeyrac (London: Chez J. Nours): Digital Version
        - Translation 1750, in French by J. Barbeyrac (Basle: Thourneisen): Digital Version
        - Translation 1759, in French by J. Barbeyrac (Leide: Chez J. de Wetstein)
        - Translation 1771, in French by J. Barbeyrac (Basle Chez E. Thourneisen)
        - Translation 1934, in English by C. H. and W. A. Oldfather (London: Milford)
        - Translation 2001 [1711], in German by by J. N. Hertius after J. Barbeyrac (Hildesheim: Olms)
    - Edition 1694 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch, Wustius)
    - Edition 1698 (Amsterdam: Wolters)
    - Edition 1706 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1716 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1743 (Frankfurt: Knoch)
    - Edition 1744 (Frankfurt, Leipzig: Knoch)
        - Vol 1-5: Digital Version
        - Vol 6-8: Digital Version
    - Edition 1759 (Franfurt, Leipzig: Knoch)
    - Edition 1924 (Oxford: Clarendon Press)
    - Edition 1934 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, London: Milford)
    - Edition 1967 (Frankfurt am Main: Minerva)

De Officio Hominis Et Civis Iuxta Legem Naturalem, Libri II, (Lund: Junghans, Haberegger, 1673)
    - Edition 1682 (Cambridge: Hayes, Creed)
        - Translation 1691, in English by Andrew Tooke, (London: Benj. Motte)
        - Translation 1698, in English by Andrew Tooke, (London: Benj. Motte)
        - Translation 1705, in English by Andrew Tooke, (London: Benj. Motte)
        - Translation 1715, in English by Andrew Tooke, (London: B. Tooke)
        - Translation 1716, in English by Andrew Tooke, (London: B. Tooke)
        - Translation 1735, in English by Andrew Tooke, (London: B. Motte)
        - Translation 2003 [1691], in English by Andrew Tooke, (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund): Digital Version
    - Edition 1684 (Hamburg: Liebezeit)
    - Edition 1689 (Hamburg: Liebezeit)
    - Edition 1693 (Hamburg: Liebezeit): Digital Version
    - Edition 1695 (Hamburg: Liebezeit)
    - Translation 1696, in French by Antoine Teissier, (Berlin: Roger): Digital Version
    - Edition 1696 (Utrecht: Broedelet)
    - Edition 1700 (Utrecht: Broede)
    - Edition 1700 (Frankfurt, Leipzig: Bonkce): Digital Version
    - Edition 1700/1701 (Stockholm: Volgenau)
    - Edition 1701 (Cambridge: Typis Academicis)
    - Edition 1702 (Stockholm)
    - Edition 1702 (Marburg, Frankfurt: Kürsnerus, Böncke): Digital Version
    - Edition 1705 (Frankfurt: Sande)
    - Edition 1707 (Frankfurt: Sande): Digital Version
    - Translation 1707, in French by Jean Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Schelte)
    - Edition 1708 (London: J. Knapton)
    - Translation 1708, in French by Jean Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Chevalier)
    - Edition 1709 (Leipzig: Lanckisch)
    - Edition 1709 (Frankfurt: Sande)
    - Edition 1710 (Frankfurt: Sande)
    - Edition 1710 (Frankfurt: Maximilian)
    - Edition 1714 (Frankfurt: Sande): Digital Version
    - Edition 1715 (Leipzig: Lanckisch)
    - Edition 1715 (Cambridge: J. Kanpton)
    - Edition 1715 (Frankfurt: Sande)
    - Edition 1715 (Leipzig: Lanckisch): Digital Version
    - Translation 1715, in French by Jean Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Coup)
    - Edition 1717 (Leipzig, Wolfenbüttel: Apvd Godofredium Freytag): Digital Version
    - Translation 1718, in French by Jean Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Coup)
        - Review 1718, in Journal des sçavans, (Amsterdam: Rey, 1718), p. 276-286
        - Review 1719, in Neue Bibliothec Oder Nachricht und Urtheile von neuen Büchern Und allerhand zur Gelehrsamkeit dienenden Sachen, Vol. 9, (Frankfurt: Renger, 1719), p. 102-104:
    - Edition 1719 (Frankfurt: Sande)
    - Edition 1719 (Jena: Bielckius)
    - Edition 1721 (Leipzig: Lanckisch)
    - Edition 1721 (Jena: Bielckius): Digital Version
    - Edition 1723 (Utrecht: Broedelet)
    - Translation 1723, in French by Jean Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Coup)
    - Edition 1724 (Edinburgh: Patron)
    - Edition 1726 (Leipzig: Meisner): Digital Version
    - Edition 1728 (Utrecht: Broedelet)
    - Edition 1731 (Giessen: Krieger): Digital Version
    - Edition 1734 (Leipzig: Meisner)
    - Edition 1734 (Leipzig: Lanckisch)
    - Edition 1734 (Frankfurt: Sande)
    - Edition 1735 (Cambridge: Thurlbourn)
    - Translation 1735, in French by Jean Barbeyrac (Amsterdam: Coup & Kuyper)
    - Edition 1737 (London: Thurlbourn)
    - Edition 1739 (Basel: Brandmüller): Digital Version
    - Edition 1740 (Utrecht: Broedelet)
    - Edition 1741 (Giessen: Krieger): Digital Version
    - Edition 1748 (London: Thurlbourn)
    - Edition 1751 (Leipzig: Lanckisch): Digital Version
    - Edition 1753 (Frankfurt, Leipzig: Broenner): Digital Version
    - Edition 1758 (Cambridge: Thurlbourn)
    - Edition 1758 (London: Thurlbourn)
    - Edition 1767 (Leipzig, Dresden: Michael Groell): Digital Version
    - Edition 1769 (Leiden: Luchtman)
    - Edition 1927 (New York: Oxford UP)

Specimen Controversiarum Circa Ius Naturale Ipsi nuper Motarum, (Uppsala: van der Mylen, 1678)
    - Edition 1678, (Osnabrugi: Schwänderus): Digital Version
    - Edition 1680, (Francfurt: Knochius, Wustius): Digital Version
    - Edition 1682, (Frankfurt: Schrey & Meyer)
    - Edition 1684, (Hamburg): Digital Version

Historisch- und Politische Beschreibung der Geistlichen Monarchie des Stuhls zu Rom, (Hamburg: Lichtenstein, 1679): Digital Version
    - Edition 1714, (Halle: Renger): Digital Version
    - Edition 1717, (Halle: Renger)

Einleitung zu der Historie der vornehmsten Reiche und Staaten, so itziger Zeit in Europa sich befinden, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoche, Haass, 1682): Digital Version
    - Edition 1683, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoche): Digital Version
    - Edition 1684, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoche)
    - Translation 1685, in French by Claude Rouxel, (Cologne: Marteau)
    - Translation 1687, in Latin by Johann Friedrich Cramer, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch): Digital Version
    - Translation 1687, in French by Claude Rouxel, (Utrecht: Ribbius)
    - Translation 1688, in French by Claude Rouxel, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1689, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch): Digital Version
    - Edition 1693, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1695, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch): Digital Version
    - Edition 1699, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch): Digital Version
    - Translation 1703, in French by Claude Rouxel, (Utrecht: Schouten)
    - Edition 1705, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1709, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Translation 1710, in French by Claude Rouxel, (Amsterdam)
    - Edition 1710, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1715, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Translation 1721, in French by Estienne de LaChambre, (Amsterdam: Compagnie)
    - Translation 1731, in French by Estienne de LaChambre, (Amsterdam: Compagnie)
    - Translation 1732, in French by Estienne de LaChambre, (Amsterdam: Compagnie)
    - Translation 1743, in French by Estienne de LaChambre, (Amsterdam: Compagnie)
    - Translation 1745, in French by Estienne de LaChambre, (Amsterdam: Compagnie)
    - Edition 1746, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch & Esslinger)
    - Translation 1748, in English by Joseph Sayer, (London: Knapton)
    - Translation 1753, in French by Estienne de LaChambre, (Paris: Merigot)
    - Translation 1759, in French by Estienne de LaChambre, (Paris: Merigot)

Samuelis Pufendorff Einleitung zu der Historie Von dem Königreich Schweden, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch, 1686): Digital Version
    - Edition 1750 (Frankfurt: Knoch)

Samuelis Pufendorff Continuirte Einleitung zu der Historie der Vornehmsten Reiche und Staaten von Europa: Worinnen des Königreichs Schweden Geschichte, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch, 1686)
    - Edition 1689 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch): Digital Version
    - Edition 1693 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1695 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch): Digital Version
    - Edition 1709 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1719 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Edition 1730 (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch)
    - Translation 1732, in French by ?, (Amsterdam: Chatelain)
    - Translation 1748, in French by ?, (Amsterdam: Chatelain)
    - Translation 1782, in French by ?, (Amsterdam: Chatelain)

Eris Scandica Qua Adversus Libros De Iure Naturali Et Gentium Obiecta Diluuntur, (Frankfurt am Main: Knoch, 1686): Digital Version
Christianae Ad Vitam Civilem, (Bremen: Schwerdfegerus, 1687): Digital Version
    - Translation 1690, in French by Antoine Teissier, (Utrecht, Schouten): Digital Version
    - Edition 1692 (Bremen: Saurmannus): Digital Version
    - Edition 1697 (Bremen: Saurmannus)
    - Edition 1706 (Bremen: Saurmannus): Digital Version
    - Edition 1727 (Bremen: Saurmannus): Digital Version

Von Natur und Eigenschafft Der Christl. Religion und Kirche in Ansehen des Bürgerlichen Lebens und Staats, (Leipzig: Gleditsch; Zwickau: Bittorff, 1688): Digital Version

Einleitung Zur Sitten- und Stats-Lehre/ Oder Kurtze Vorstellung der Schuldigen Gebühr aller Menschen, (Leipzig: Gleditsch, 1691): Digital Version
    - Edition 1702 (Leipzig: Fritsch)

Aus den Schrifften des Hr. Sam. Pufendorfii Kurtzer aber Gründlicher Beweiß Durch Vernunft und Erfahrung bestätiget/ Daß der Calvinismus mit einer Monarchie incompatible sey : Zu Bekräftigung der Warheit die D. Masius hievon in seinen Schrifften mit grossem Fug und Recht verthädiget/ Und zu Joh. Christoph. Becmans Confusion und Schande/ daß Er sich einer so unläugbahren Warheit entgegen zusetzen unterstanden / Zum Druck befordert von Einem Warheit Liebenden, (1692): Digital Version
 
De Pufendorf Ius Feciale Divinum Sive De Consensu Et Dissensu Protestantium Exercitatio Posthuma, (Lübeck, 1695)
    - Edition 1716 (Frankfurt: Harting)

Heiliges Religions-Recht: Darinnen angezeiget wird/ in welchen Lehr-Puncten die Protestanten einig sind oder nicht; Nach Seinem seel. Absterben heraus gegeben und nunmehr aus dem Lateinischen ins Teutsche übersetzet, (Frankfurt an der Oder: Völcker, 1696)

Manuscript Sources

Mikkel Munthe Jensen, Last Update:  17.03.2021