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Re: Jakob Bartsch / Bartschius / Barschius
Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> The other question is whether there was any Georg* BARTSCH living
> in Prague at the right time. Rafal, a while ago you reported on
> your search through some Prague real estate register; would that
> be a good place to search?
I obviously looked for similar names, too, and - as I reported -
the nearest was Jiri Benes (s-hacek) which would be rendered
Georg Benesch in German.
As you know, this is also a very popular name - the president
of Czechoslovakia before the war was Benes, too.
I think that chasing surnames while we do not know anything
else about him is perhaps not the best strategy. Orthography
was rather flexible at that time - even for proper names.
But the Kepler connection should not be forgotten as
it does look interesting - even though probably the similarity
of surnames is accidental.