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Praetorius, Prätorius, Prætorius was the name of several musicians and scholars in Germany.

In Germany of the 16th and 17th centuries it became a fashion that educated people named "Schulze" or "Schultheiß" or "Richter", which means "judge", put their name into the Latin language as "Praetorius", referring to former officials called "Praetor urbanus".

Other uses[edit]

  • "Praetorius (Courante)", a song by Blackmore’s Night from their 2001 album Fires at Midnight

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