Talk:Thomas Platter the Younger

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Years of birth / death?[edit]

Do you have a source for 1536-1614? I think these may be the dates of his much older brother Felix's dates. They differ from the dates for Thomas the younger (1574-1628) suggested by the library of congress name authority file. I don't have to hand either the 1963 diary translation, or Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's Beggar and the Professor (which it would be nice to reference) Dsp13 (talk) 00:09, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Hm, I think you're right. I thought I'd got these from Literature of Travel and Exploration, but I don't have my own copy to check, and (though this may be a shade WP:OR), if he was "young" and a medical student in 1599 then a 1536 birth date has to be wrong. A search in Google Books for "Thomas Platter the Younger" + 1574 yields these hits, so I'm going to go ahead and change them in the article. Thanks for the headsup! Gonzonoir (talk) 10:37, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
In fact the Lit of Travel and Exploration is in Google Books itself and confirms your hunch: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=a2esfSswEc8C&pg=PA967&dq=1574+"Thomas+Platter+the+Younger" . Gonzonoir (talk) 10:41, 26 October 2008 (UTC)