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BENEDIKT CARPZOV

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 399 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BENEDIKT CARPZOV was born in Brandenburg on the 22nd of October 1565, and after studying at Frankfort and Witten-berg, and visiting other German universities, was made doctor of laws at Wittenberg in 1590. He was admitted to the faculty of law in 1592, appointed professor of institutions in 1599, and promoted to the chair Digesti infortiati et nevi in 16o1. In 1602 he was summoned by Sophia, widow of the elector Christian I. of Saxony, to her court at Colditz, as chancellor, and was at the same time appointed councillor of the court of appeal at Dresden. After the death of the electress in 1623 he returned to Wittenberg, and died there on the 26th of November 1624, leaving five sons. He published a collection of writings entitled Disputationes juridicae.
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