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(gôdfrwä`), family of French scholars. Denis Godefroy, 1549–1622, was a Calvinist who fled (c.1580) to Geneva and later became a professor of law at Strasbourg and Heidelberg. He compiled an edition (1583) of the Corpus Juris Civilis, which may be called the first modern edition. His son, Théodore Godefroy, 1580–1649, became a Roman Catholic, was royal historiographer of France, and took part in the negotiation of the Peace of Westphalia. Another son, Jacques Godefroy, 1587–1622, remained a Calvinist and was professor of law at Geneva. His edition of the Theodosian CodeTheodosian Code
, Latin Codex Theodosianus, Roman legal code, issued in 438 by Theodosius II, emperor of the East. It was at once adopted by Valentinian III, emperor of the West.
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 (1665) is one of the masterpieces of legal scholarship.
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Journal de Museum Godeffroy, parts 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, and 17 in vols.
Meanwhile, the Methodist missionary Baker came to an agreement with the German trading house Godeffroy that the latter would buy all of Tonga's production of coconut oil.
Godeffroy advanced money to individual Tongans for church contributions, and the debts were later redeemed with copra or with expropriated land.
One of the most unusual German 'intruders' was a woman, Konkordie Amalie Dietrich (1821-1891) and it fell to the Godeffroy Museum of Natural History in Hamburg to enjoy the unique distinction of employing a woman collector to explore, amass, and consign to them botanical and natural history materials from Eastern Australia.
Godeffroy, who, while at first reluctant, was persuaded by Amalie's scientific clients to engage her as a collector in Australia.
The species, which include some from the South Pacific, were provided by Museum Godeffroy of Hamburg.
It was first proposed by the ECB in July 2006 as aiming, in the words of ECB Director-General Jean-Michel Godeffroy, "to maximise safety and efficiency in the settlement of euro-denominated securities transactions".
Many objects from German New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago were collected by ships officers, Karl Nauer and Joseph Hartl, and parts of the Museum Godeffroy in Hamburg were acquired when its collections were sold in 1885.
Paralectotype of Lycosa crispipes, 1 female, Queensland, Bowen, 20[degrees]00'S, 148[degrees]14'E, Museum Godeffroy 14572, Rack (1961)-catalogue 450 (ZMH).
Redlich, brother of the Prussian consul-general at Hamburg and employed by the German firm, Godeffroy, had entered the Torres Strait pearl fisheries in 1872, barely three years after the discovery of commercial quantities of shell.