Christopher Hartknoch (1644 Jablonken / Eastern Prussia - Thorn 1687). Historian and cartographer.

Hartknoch studied philosophy and theology at the university of Kaliningrad. He worked as a professor at the Protestant school in Wilna and he was a director of the Gymnasium in Thorn. He became well known for his books on the history of Prussia, especially for his chronicle of Eastern Prussia "Alt- und Neues Preußen" which was published with copper engravings by Chr. Pietesch, J. Vogel and J. Kraus in Frankfurt on Main in 1684.

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