Forsskål's doctorate 1756

A broadside issued by the University of Göttingen in 1756
announcing the award of a Doctorate of Philosophy to Peter Forsskål



By the authority of the sacred kingly majesty
and with the most favourable auspices
of the most powerful prince and lord
GEORGE II
King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland,
Defender of the Faith,
Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg
Imperial Arch-Treasurer and Prince Elector,
and most magnificent Rector of his University,
under the eminent Pro-Rector,
the most venerable,
JAKOB WILHELM FEUERLEIN,
member of the royal consistorial council and Professor of Theology,
JOHANN MATTHIUS GESNER,
Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry,
and University Librarian,
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy,
by his decree
on 12 June 1756
has created and proclaimed the person, outstanding by intellect, learning and manners,
Peter Forsskål of Sweden,
after all legal requirement carried out with acclaim,
to be a Doctor of Philosophy and Master
and to certify this
I have have had this diploma prepared with the seal of our faculty.

 

 





 

 

 

Jakob Wilhelm Feuerlein (1689–1766)  was appointed professor in Göttingen in 1736; he became a member of the royal consistorial council in 1746.


Johann Matthias Gesner (1691–1761) was appointed Professor of Poetry and Rhetoric at the foundation of the University of Göttingen in 1734. He was also director of the University Library. He was apointed a member of the Court Council (Hofrat) in February 1756.