Berg, Joachim Von

Berg, Joachim von a German man of state and a philanthropist, was born at Herrndorf, March 23, 1526. He was the most celebrated member of a family which still exists in Silesia. He was learned in theology, history, law, and politics. On his return from his travels in the Netherlands, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, and Poland, he performed the functions of ambassador in the different cities of Europe. In 1571 he returned to his own country, and consecrated, by testament, all his property towards creating a capital which should be used for the education of the children of his compatriots. He died March 2, 1602. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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