Brockes, Berthold Heinrich (1680-1747)

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Berthold Heinrich Brockes, Painting by Dominicus van der Smissen (Altona, Germany, 1704 - 1760). Source: Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons

Berthold Heinrich Brockes (born 22 September 1680, died 16 January 1747) was a city senator of Hamburg and author of the famous Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott, a collection of religious observations on nature. He was a friend of Jakob Denner, the noted Mennonite preacher, and wrote a poem on his death.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 271.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1953

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Neff, Christian. "Brockes, Berthold Heinrich (1680-1747)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 23 Jun 2018.,_Berthold_Heinrich_(1680-1747)&oldid=76203.

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Neff, Christian. (1953). Brockes, Berthold Heinrich (1680-1747). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 June 2018, from,_Berthold_Heinrich_(1680-1747)&oldid=76203.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 433. All rights reserved.

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