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First Reading

Paul  •  Link

John Frederic de Friesendorff, Ambassador from Sweden to Charles II, who created him a Baronett 1661.
(Concise Pepys)

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Thankfully the Google librarian is now fluent in Swedish:

Born in 1617 in Bremen.
Parents: the prefect of Rothenburg and Bremen-Vörde Hieronymus von Friesendorff and mother a von Bockholtz .

Accepted by the national treasurer count Gabriel Oxenstierna in Swedish
service, Friesendorff was appointed Swedish resident in Portugal in 1649 and 4 years later a chamber councilor.

Ingenious and a perfect connoisseur of cabinet and trade secrets, he was used in Sweden for several diplomatic posts, among other things to conclude an alliance with England in 1661, about which mission he gave a description, which contains several strange data.

Raised by Charles II to an English baronet and knight in 1661, he was appointed a German baron a few years later by Emperor Leopold and received the title of court and commercial councilor in Sweden.

Together with A. v. Eick, who then became commercial president in Gothenburg, he proposed to help Swedish trade [by] the establishment of a general factory, for which privilege was issued in 1662.

Died in 1669.

Married in 1656 to Margareta Elisabet Gärffelt.


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