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Pepys Samuel

The Englishman Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) was Secretary of State in the English Naval Office, President of the Royal Society and a Member of the English House of Commons. However, he became best known for his extensive diaries (Diary and Correspondence), which he kept between 1660 and 1669. These are a revealing cultural-historical picture of everyday life during the Restoration period under King Charles II (1630-1685). (1630-1685). In addition to everyday, very personal activities such as his relationships, Pepys also commented on the significant and turbulent events of his nation. Among other things, he reported in detail on the Great Plague of 1665 or the Great Fire of London the following year. In doing so, he used a kind of stenographic secret writing that could only be deciphered in 1825. These diaries comprise over 3,100 pages, which Pepys himself had bound in six volumes and added to his library.

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