Reference numberEL/L5/2
TitleEccard Leichner, dated at Erfurt, to the Royal Society
CreatorLeichner; Eccard (1612-1690); physician; theologian; professor of medicine, Erfurt
Date16 April 1663
DescriptionSigned autograph
Offers his thoughts, based on his 'Apodictical Improvement of Schools', that those who govern should take responsibility for scholarship. He asks the Royal Society to pass on his letter and book to Charles II.
Henry Oldenburg endorsed the letter: 'A Letter written to ye R Society by Dr Leichner of Erfurt about the Amendments to be made in Schooles, for the better improvement of knowledge'
Read to the Royal Society on 26 August 1663
Eccard Leichner (1612-1690), physician and theologian, Professor of Medicine at Erfurt from 1646
Extent3 sides
Place originErfurt, Thuringia, Germany
Origin coordinates50.9787, 11.03283
Access statusOpen
Related materialFor summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 2, p 45
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
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