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Subject: Albertus Magnus/Albrecht von Bollstadt/Albrecht de Groot
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:04:06 EDT
Albertus von Bollstadt was born in 1193 in castle Lauringen, Swabia, on the
Danube River, near the city of Ulm. He is said to be the eldest son of a
knight known as "Count Bollstadt/Bolstat in French." It is thought that there
family name was "de Groot."
Does anyone have anything about his lineage? I believe his family was Dutch
orignally (thus the de Groot). I am presently trying to separate the fact
from the fiction.
I have some material collected on this man at:
Anyone studied his lineage? I found a coat of arms at:
this page is entitled "Escutcheons of Science - Armorial of Scientists -
I found this same arms in ARMORIAL GENERAL by J. B. Rietstap Volume 1 (A-K)
under "BOLSTAT" as "Soube/Swabia origin, it describes the buffalo horn of
argent, ornee le long du dos de trois fluers-de-lis of gold, Crest: two prob.
of silver, ordenns chacune a l'ext de three fluer-de-lis.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
in Michigan, U.S.A.