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Authorised form of nameHelmfeld; Gustavus (1651 - 1674)
Other forms of nameGustav
Dates1651 - 1674
NationalitySwedish
Place of birthStockholm, Sweden, Europe
Date of birth10 November 1651
Place of deathThoren, Sweden, Europe
Date of death27 March 1674
ActivityEducation:
Thoren; Leyden
Career:
At the age of 10, spoke at the Synod of Narva; remarkable at a young age for his knowledge of modern and ancient languages; Swedish Councillor (1670); travelled in Germany, Italy and Spain; Official of the Tribunal at Wismar
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/04/1670
ProposerJohan Leijonberg
RelationshipsParents: Gründel Helmfeld
General contextNot much is known about Helmfeld's personal or professional life. He seems to have enjoyed a fairly elevated status within Swedish society at the time.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Hunter; DBI
Helmfeld's funeral sermon, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt [https://digitale.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/vd17/content/pageview/316736; last accessed 27/07/2022]
Authority:
Altname from Hunter
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/74936590
Royal Society codeNA7453
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
LBO/5/18Copy extract of a letter from Gustave Helmfeld to Mr Oldenburg25 November 1671
EL/H3/2Gustavus Helmfeld, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg13 December 1670
EL/H3/3Gustavus Helmfeld, dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg13 May 1671
EL/H3/4Gustavus Helmfeld, dated at Madrid, to Henry Oldenburg25 November 1671
EL/H3/1Gustavus Helmfeld (1651-1674), dated at Paris, to Henry Oldenburg27 August 1670
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