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Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach

Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach (1683–1734) was a German scholar, bibliophile, book-collector, traveller, palaeographer, and consul in Frankfurt am Main who is best known today for his published travelogues.

Biography

He was born in lawyer's family.[1] His younger brother Johann Friedrich von Uffenbach accompanied him on his travels.

Uffenbach described 18th-century curiosity cabinets and scientific collections that later became the basis for museums, such as the private collection of Hans Sloane, that later was absorbed into what today is the British Museum.[2] In 1710 he visited Oxford to examine manuscripts in University libraries.[3] His Merkwürdige Reisen durch Niedersachsen, Holland und Engelland was published in 1753 and related his travels during the years 1709-1711 through the towns Hassel (Bergen), Goslar, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Blankenburg, Quedlinburg, Halberstadt, Magdeburg, Helmstadt, Braunschweig, Wolfenbuttel, Salzdahlum, Hildesheim, Hannover, Herrenhausen, Zelle, Luneburg, Rakeburg, Lubeck, Hamburg, Stade, Bremen, Emden, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Franeker, Harlingen, Bolsward, Zwolle, Deventer, Harderwijk, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Haarlem, London, Greenwich, Oxford, Hampton Court, Kensington, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Richmond, London, Düsseldorf, and Cologne.[4] In the Netherlands he met with Campegius Vitringa, Pieter Burman the Elder, Cornelis van Alkemade, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Prosper Marchand, Bernard Picart, Jakob Gronovius, Herman Boerhaave, Johannes Musschenbroeck (father of the scientist Pieter van Musschenbroek), and Frederick Ruysch. In England he met with Hans Sloane.[4]

Uffenbach collected a big collection of oriental manuscripts.[5] In 1711 his library contained about 12.000 books. After his death Johann Christoph Wolf acquired his collection.

Works

  • Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach, Merckwürdige Reisen, Bd. 2 (published after the authors death in Ulm, 1753).
  • Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach, , Bd. 3 (published after the authors death in Ulm, 1754).

See also

References

Further reading

  • Hermann, Leben Herrn Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach etc. Ulm 1753 (Sonderabdruck aus dem ersten Bande der „Merkwürdigen Reisen“). – Jöcher, Allgem. Gel.-Lex., Leipzig 1750 f., IV, 1562. – Gwinner, Kunst und Künstler in Frankfurt a. M. Frankf. 1862, S. 263.

External links

  • Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach (1683-1734)
  • Ernst Kelchner, Zacharias Konrad von Uffenbach, , Frankfurt a. M., Frankfurt 1860.
  • Cambridge under Queen Anne

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