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Conradi Rittenhausen

Nicknames: "Konrad"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Deutschland
Death: Died in Altorf, Westfalia, Germany
Place of Burial: Altorf, Westfalia, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Balthaser Rittershausen and Margaretha Rittershausen
Husband of Helena Rittenhausen
Father of Balthasar Rittenhausen; Heinrich Rittenhausen; Georgius Nicholas Rittenhausen, I; Nicholas Rittenhouse; Ludwig Rittenhausen and 5 others
Brother of Ernst Rittenhausen and Baby Rittenhausen

Occupation: Professor of law and history in the University at Altorf, Westphalia, Holland, Professor of Law @ Altdorf University, Farmer
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About Conradi Rittenhausen

Professor of Law and History at University of Altorf, Westphalia, Holland

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Conradi Rittershausen, the son of Balthaser Rittershausen, was born in Brunswick, Germany, September 25, 1560. He was educated at Helmstadt and afterwards became Professor of Law at Altorf, where there existed at that time an old castle, and a deaf and dumb institute (Protestant), a teachers' seminary, and a university, which was founded in the year 1623 and closed in the year 1809. It was ceded to Nurnberg in 1503, and in 1809 to Bayern. (See Brockhaus' Conversations Lexicon). (It is not the Altorf mentioned by Barton in note 4, page 82 in his Memoirs on David Eittenhouse, which he locates in Switzerland). He continued to reside in Altorf until his death in1613, though he had the most liberal invitations from German and Dutch universities. He edited Appions Cynegeticon and some other works. He was Philolog. Professor in Altorf; his portrait was engraved by Ph. Kilian. He wrote another work entitled Eittershusius C. Commentar" in IV libr.,Institutionuin Agent, 1649;parcht. flo. 2.50, edited by his three sons, Georgius, Nicolaus, and Ludovicus Conradi filii, ActiAltorfiinAcadem, 1618;and another entitled Rittershusius Salviani Masfil, Opera ad. Ludov. XIII,et. Philip 11, 1611," 1volume flo. 3.25. His children were Nicolaus, George, and Ludovicus (or Ludwig), as stated in his book. Ritterhusius C. Commentar, inIV libr.,a copy of which is in possession of the author of this work.

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Holy roman emperor Ferdinand III granted to Sir Matthias and his grandson Sir Georgius Rittershausen in 1657 the Rittenhouse coat of arms. And also granted the use of the coat of arms and the name Rittenhouse from that day forward which can be used by all heirs. They are my direct ancestors. The father of Sir Georgius was Konrad (or Conradi) Rittenhausen. He was a professor of Law at a university in Altdorf Bie Nurnberg (in English Altdorf by Nuremberg). On the German Wikipedia page this is a translation of the history of Konrad:

Konrad Rittershausen (born September 25, 1560 in Braunschweig; † May 25, 1613 in Altdorf, near Nuremberg) was a German jurist and professor.

Konrad Rittershausen, son of Balthasar Rittershausen († 1603), the senior of the Brunswick-Collegiate chapter, attended a humanistic Gymnasium in Brunswick. From 1580 he studied law and philology in Helmstedt, and then from 1584 in Altdorf. Among his academic teachers Borcholt John, John de Jager and Hubertus Giphanius. In Basel, he received his doctorate in 1591 a doctorate in law. That same year he was offered a chair in Roman Private Law at the University of Altdorf, the university established the city of Nuremberg. Despite several calls to other universities, including the University of Helmstedt, he remained until his death in 1613 in Altdorf.

Rittershausen is counted among the most important Altdorfer law professors [1] His scientific writings are widely diversified;. in addition to private law, he dealt with the state law and canon law. In addition, he devoted himself to linguistic and theological issues.

Sir Georgius Rittershausen was born 1595, in Weisdorf, Altdorf by Nuremberg. He was the first advocate of the Republic of Nuremberg from 1624-1625. He was the Counselor of the Marquis of Brandenburg.

He was born in Brunswick and educated at Helmstadt. He became a professor of law at Altdorf University. Though he was offered positions at more prestigious German and Dutch universities, he stayed at Altdorf all his life. Conradi and his sons, who were also scholars, sometimes used a Latin form of their surname, Rittershuisus. His sons were: George (Georgius); Nicholas (1592-1661), who succeeded his father as professor of law at Altdorf; and Ludwig (Ludovicius).

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Conradi Rittenhausen's Timeline

1560
September 25, 1560
Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Deutschland
1592
November 14, 1592
Age 32
Altorf, Westfalia, Germany
1593
September 2, 1593
Age 32
Altorf, Westfalia, Germany
1594
August 17, 1594
Age 33
Altorf, Westfalia, Germany
1595
October 19, 1595
Age 35
Koln, Nordheim-Westfalen, Germany
1597
1597
Age 36
Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
1599
1599
Age 38
Mulheim, Westfalia, Germany
1601
March 7, 1601
Age 40
Altorf, Westfalia, Germany
1603
February 27, 1603
Age 42
Altorf, Westfalia, Germany
1604
December 24, 1604
Age 44
Altorf, Westfalia, Germany