JOHNSON, SAMPSON [SSNE 4831]
- First name
- Social status
Text sourceSampson Johnson is described by Turnbull as a chaplain to Sir Robert Anstruther. Between 1633 and 1634 Johnson travelled extensively as part of the Stuart Embassy attending the Diets of Heilbronn and Frankfort which sought to see an end to the wars in Germany. We can surmise that he had been to Denmark often with Robert Anstruther. However, we know from his letters to John Durie that he visited Schanderburg in Jutland, Denmark where he had meetings with Olgier Rosencrantz whom he persuaded to distribute Durie's irenicist literature to the universities of Soro and Copenhagen.
G.H. Turnbull, Hartlib, Dury and Comenius. Gleanings from Hartlib's Papers (Liverpool, 1947), pp. 20, 149-150, 152, 159-160 and 186.
- STUART KINGDOMS, DENMARK-NORWAY
- Arrived 1633-09-01
- Departed 1633-12-20
- Capacity CHAPLAIN, purpose ECCLESIASTICAL