Anton Praetorius

1560 - 1613

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Anton Praetorius (1560 – 6 December 1613) was a German Calvinist pastor who spoke out against the persecution of witches (witchhunts, witchcraft trials) and against torture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Praetorius has received more than 28,669 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Anton Praetorius is the 1,153rd most popular writer (up from 1,404th in 2019), the 1,095th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,306th in 2019) and the 75th most popular German Writer.

Anton Praetorius is most famous for his work in the field of optics. He was a German scientist and mathematician who contributed to the understanding of the ways in which light travels.

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Among writers, Anton Praetorius ranks 1,153 out of 5,794Before him are Albert Barillé, Zenodotus, Bernardino de Sahagún, Charles Péguy, Pierre Larousse, and Michel Verne. After him are Ivan Cankar, Blaise Cendrars, Jan Guillou, Chinua Achebe, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, and Ugo Foscolo.

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Among people born in 1560, Anton Praetorius ranks 6Before him are Elizabeth Báthory, Annibale Carracci, Thomas Harriot, Jacobus Arminius, and Thomas Cavendish. After him are Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, Gaspard Bauhin, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Juan Sánchez Cotán, and Marco Antonio de Dominis. Among people deceased in 1613, Anton Praetorius ranks 3Before him are Carlo Gesualdo and Sigismund Báthory. After him are Gabriel Báthory, Mateo Alemán, Ivan Susanin, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Johann Bauhin, Cigoli, and Giovanni Artusi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Anton Praetorius ranks 1,095 out of 5,289Before him are Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Otto Rasch (1891), Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Franz von Hipper (1863), and Emil Erlenmeyer (1825). After him are Otto Georg Thierack (1889), Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), Wilhelm Busch (1832), and Wolf Vostell (1932).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Anton Praetorius ranks 75Before him are Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Hrotsvitha (935), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), Joost van den Vondel (1587), Gottfried Benn (1886), and Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875). After him are Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Wilhelm Weitling (1808), Theodor Storm (1817), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), and Arnold van Gennep (1873).