Vries, Simon Sakes de (ca. 1723-1793)

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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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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 864. All rights reserved.

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