Hans Richter

1 October 1590–22 June 1677 (Age 86)
Dessau, Osterburg, Saxony, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Hans

Hans Richter was born on 1 October 1590, in Dessau, Osterburg, Saxony, Prussia, Germany. He married Maria about 1645. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 22 June 1677, in Saxony, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 86.

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Hans Richter
Marriage: about 1645
Magdalena Richter

Spouse and Children

about 1645


Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name or status name for an arbiter or judge, Middle High German rihtære (from rihten ‘to make right’). The term was used in the Middle Ages mostly to denote a part-time legal official. Such communal conciliators held a position of considerable esteem in rural communities; in eastern Germany the term came to denote a village headman, which was often a hereditary office. It is in this region that the surname is most frequent.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rabbinic judge, from modern German Richter ‘judge’ (see 1 above). See also Dayan .

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