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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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dominions, and amongst others was very
liberal to this place. He endowed
professorships in most sciences with tolerable
salaries. These received an augmentation
from the piety and munificence of his
daughter the celebrated Christina, whose
protection of learned men, and
encouragement to every branch of science, is
deservedly extolled. This princess was the
patroness of the learned Grotius, whom she
called to Sweden, made him one of her
counsellors, and sent him ambassador to
Lewis XIII. After he had discharged the
duties of his employment he set out from
France to give an account of his embassy
to his royal mistress. He met Queen
Christina at Stockholm, and after he had
discoursed with her about the affairs he
had been intrusted with, he most humbly
begged of her to grant him his dismission.
This he had much difficulty to obtain,
though this princess gave him several
marks of her great esteem for him. She
invited Cartesius to Sweden, and was never
more happy than in the promotion of piety
and learning. So long as Upsala is

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