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Thomas Wopkens (b. 1700 at Leeuwarden, d. 1775 at Harlingen), was trained for the ministry at the Remonstrant seminary at Amsterdam. He served in the Amsterdam Lamist congregation 1726-1729 and at Harlingen 1729-46. Wopkens was a man of great knowledge and learning; he published a critical edition in Latin of the works of Cicero, entitled Lectionum Tulliarum . . . Libri tres (Amsterdam, 1730) and Dutch translations of some Latin works on theology. He was a man of liberal views and co-operated closely with his Harlingen copastor Johannes Stinstra. His poor health forced him to resign at a rather early age.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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