Proximus a tectis ignis defenditur aegre. *

Hisce paucis Nobilissimo nec non doctissimo D[omi]no Papai sui memoriam commendare voluit

Johannes Conradus Limmerus

Symbol[um] Nihil excelsius humilitate.

Genevae die 20. Jun. 1719

 * Ovid, Remedia amoris 625.


It is hard to repulse fire when it is already near to the roof. *

With this trifle I want to recommend myself into the memory of the very noble and erudite Mr. Pápai

Johann Conrad Limmer from Zerbst in Anhalt

Motto: There is nothing more outstanding than humility.

In Geneva, on June 20, 1719.









p. 291-293. Geneva, June 19-20, 1719

Limmer, Carl Philipp
Limmer, Johann Conrad
(active 1708-1719), German students

Johann Conrad Limmer was one of the respondents of a philosophical dissertation in Zerbst in 1708: Dissertatio philosophica de cognitione et cultu Dei naturali. Conradus Philippus Limmerus [praeses]; Johann David Brodtmann [resp.], Johann Conrad Limmer [resp.]. Servestae, 1708. – The chairman (praeses) of the same dispute was Conrad Philipp Limmer (1658-1730), who is recorded as a physician active in Anhalt, Zerbst and Dessau. He immatriculated at Franeker in September 1678 as “(Cothena-) Anhaltinus, lit hum”, that is, coming from Köthen, and student of humanities; then at Leiden on November 16, 1680 as “Anhaltinus, 23, M”, that is, at the age of 23 for learning medicine. He obtained doctoral degree in 1688 in Altdorf, where he had been appointed professor in 1686. He published his doctoral dissertation and some philosophical disputations, like the above mentioned, and the following one: Disp. med. inaug. de hydrophobia … Conr. Philip. Limmer. Altdorfium, 1688. – Diss. philos. de aequalitate et individuo virtutum comitatu. Conr. Phil. Limmer. def. Ern. de Steinberg, aut. Servestae, 1710.

The two Limmers wrote in the album of Pápai Páriz in Geneva in June 1719. Johann Conrad adds to his name "Serv[estinus] Anhaltinus", that is originating from Zerbst (Servesta) in Anhalt. We can well admit that they are two sons of the physician and philosopher Conrad Philipp Limmer that both received a first name of their father.

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