He arrived in Stockholm in 1611 and earned his living as a barber and surgeon. He seems to have had a special skill and interest in pharmacy. He was enrolled in service to the royal court from 1622, which means that he served under Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Queen Christina and Charles X Gustav of Sweden. He was also alderman of the surgeon's guild from the 1630s. His two eldest sons, Carl Salinus and Magnus Balthasar Salinus went in their fathers footsteps as surgeons.
Balthasar became a wealthy man. He had a substantial inheritance after his parents, and he did very well in his position as chirurgus regius. He owned a house in Stockholm Old Town, which still stands (although with a changed façade). He also had a manor in Sundby (now Sundbyberg).
Balthasar Sahlinus was an alderman in the German protestant congregation in Stockholm, Tyska Sankta Gertrud and active in the enrollment of clergymen able to preach in the German language.
Balthasar Salinus died in April 1660.
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On 15 Dec 2016 at 08:44 GMT Eva Ekeblad wrote:
This is the male form of the name. For the women of the family the correct form is Salina (no s at the end)