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Simon Sakes de Vries, born ca. 1723 at Deventer, Nether­lands, died there 1793, apparently a Mennonite, made a legacy to the Deventer Mennonite congregation. He was educated at the Athenaeum Illustre at De­venter, Utrecht University, obtaining his Ph.D. degree in 1744 from Leiden University. Oxford Uni­versity granted him an honorary Ph.D. degree. De Vries, who was unmarried, and obviously a man of means, then returned to Deventer and divided his time between his brewery and his learned studies and writings.

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Molhuysen, P. C. and  P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 10 vols. Leiden, 1911-1937: v. I, 1527 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Vries, Simon Sakes de (ca. 1723-1793)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 30 May 2016.,_Simon_Sakes_de_(ca._1723-1793)&oldid=109675.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Vries, Simon Sakes de (ca. 1723-1793). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2016, from,_Simon_Sakes_de_(ca._1723-1793)&oldid=109675.

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