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Balthasar Salinus (1587 - 1660)

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Dr. Balthasar "Baltzar, Balsar" Salinus aka Sahlin
Born in Danzig, Pomerania, West Prussia, Germanymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Swedenmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sverigemap
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Balthasar Salinus was born in Danzig/Gdansk in 1587 to Casparus Salinus and his wife Apollonia Sohn.[1]

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.


  1. Baldwin Maull, Charles Springer's Family in Swedish History, The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society, Wilmington, Delaware 1978, p 22


  • Thanks to X Gorby for starting this profile. Entered by X Gorby, Jan 20, 2013
  • Thank you to Sandy Minder for creating WikiTree profile Salinus-3 through the import of Delong gedcom.ged on Apr 27, 2013.

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On 15 Dec 2016 at 08:44 GMT Eva Ekeblad wrote:

Salinas-24 and Salinus-3 appear to represent the same person because: The correct form of his family name is Salinus,

This is the male form of the name. For the women of the family the correct form is Salina (no s at the end)

Balthasar is 14 degrees from Carroll Shelby, 25 degrees from Joan Whitaker and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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