The Correspondence of Abraham von Franckenberg (85 letters)

Primary Contributors:

Joachim Telle

Abraham von Franckenberg. (ÖNB Wien, PORT_00121669)

Abraham von Franckenberg, 1593–1652

Born in Ludwigsdorf bei Oels (Oleśnica), von Franckenberg was educated in Brieg and Leipzig. A mystic and poet, he lived a reclusive life at his family’s estate in Ludwigsdorf before moving to Danzig, where he lodged with Hevelius, between 1641 and 1649 to escape the Thirty Years’ War.




Partners and Additional Contributors

Professor Joachim Telle (1939–2013), Honorarprofessor, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, kindly donated the metadata from his research on Abraham von Franckenberg’s correspondence, which was published by Frommann-Holzboog Verlag in 1995.

Cultures of Knowledge would like to thank Dr Iva Lelkova for her work to enter Joachim Telle’s metadata into this calendar.


Key Bibliographic Source(s)

Abraham von Franckenberg, Briefwechsel, ed. Joachim Telle (Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog Verlag, 1995).



The letters recorded currently in this catalogue published in EMLO, 85 in total, span the years 1617 to 1652, the year of von Franckenberg’s death.


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