Conring (Conringius), HERMANN, one of the most learned men of his time, was born at Norden. in East Friesland, Nov. 9th, 1606; became professor of Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence at Helmstadt, and in 1660 privy counselor of the duke of Brunswick. He died Dec. 12,1681. Public law is greatly indebted to him, and he may be said to have first brought it to a scientific form. He was also among the first to adopt Harvey's theory of the circulation of the blood. His complete works, embracing a number of treatises on ecclesiastical subjects, particularly on the rights of Protestantism as opposed to the Romish Church, were published by Gobel (Brunsw. 1730, 7 vols. fol.).Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, s.v.