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Samuel von Pufendorf (1632–1694)

Pufendorf, Samuel von (pöf’en-dorf). An illustrious German publicist; born near Chemnitz in Saxony, Jan. 8, 1632; died at Berlin, Oct. 26, 1694. His tractate ‘Elements of Universal Jurisprudence’ (1660) won him the office of professor of Roman law in Heidelberg University. Among his principal works are: ‘On the State of the German Empire’ (1667); ‘On the Law of Nature and the Law of Nations’ (1672); ‘The Duty of the Man and the Citizen’ (1673); ‘Relation of the Christian Religion to Civil Life’ (1687); ‘History of Charles Gustavus’ (1688).