Dithmar Justus Christoph

Dithmar Justus Christoph, a German divine and jurist, was born March 13, 1677, at Rottenburg, in Hesse. After studying at the University of Marburg, where he applied himself to theology and the Oriental languages, he removed to Leyden, where he was offered a professorship, which he refused in order to accompany a family, in which he was tutor, to Frankfort on the Oder, where he first became professor of history, then of the law of nature, and finally of statistics and finance. He was made a member of the Royal Society of Berlin, and a counselor of the order of St. John. He died at Frankfort in 1737. Among his works are, Gregorii VII Pont. Romani Vita (Frankf, 1710, 8vo): — Historia Belli inter Imperium et Sacerdotium (ibid. 8vo): — Summa Capita Antiq. Judaicarum et Romanarum in usum Praelectionum privatarum (ibid. 4to). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 14:327.

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