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Praetorius, Prätorius, Prætorius was the name of several musicians and scholars in Germany. In 16th and 17th century Germany
Germany
it became a fashion for educated people named "Schulze," "Schultheiß," or "Richter" (which means "judge"), to Latinise their names as "Praetorius," referring to a former official position called " Praetor
Praetor
urbanus."

Anton Praetorius
Anton Praetorius
(1560–1613), pastor, fighter against the persecution of witches and against torture Bartholomaeus Praetorius (c.1590–1623), composer and cornettist Christoph Praetorius (died 1609), composer, and uncle of Michael Franz Praetorius (1847–1927), semitist and Hebraist Hieronymus Praetorius (1560–1629), composer and organist Ida Praetorius, Danish ballerina Jacob Praetorius (c.1530–1586), composer and organist, and father of Hieronymus Jacob Praetorius (1586–1651), composer, organist and teacher, and son of Hieronymus Johannes Praetorius
Johannes Praetorius
(1537–1616), mathematician and astronomer Johannes Praetorius
Johannes Praetorius
(musician) (1595–1660), organist and composer; son of Hieronymus and brother of Jacob Johannes Praetorius
Johannes Praetorius
(writer) (1630–1680), writer and polymath, real name Hans Schultze Matthäus Prätorius (1635–1704), pastor, priest, historian, ethnographer Michael Praetorius
Michael Praetorius
(c.1571–1621), composer ("Terpsichore"), music theorist, and organist Stephan Praetorius (1536–1603), theologian

Other uses[edit]

" Praetorius (Courante)," a song by Blackmore’s Night from their 2001 album Fires at Midnight Cary Grant
Cary Grant
plays Dr. Noah Praetorius in People Will Talk
People Will Talk
(1951; dir. Joseph Mankiewicz).

See also[edit]

Pretorius (other) Scultetus

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