Augustine Herman

Augustine Herman

Augustine Herman, First Lord of Bohemia Manor (Czech: Augustin Heřman, c. 1621 – September 1686) was a Bohemian explorer, merchant, and cartographer who lived in New Amsterdam and Cecil County, Maryland. In the employment of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, he produced a remarkably accurate map of the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay regions of North America, in exchange for which he was permitted to establish an enormous plantation that he named Bohemia Manor in what is now southeastern Cecil County, Maryland.

Land rights to the area now known as St. Augustine, Maryland were granted to Herman by Lord Baltimore prior to 1686 but the Herman family was never able to lay proper claim to the title.

Chroniclers have spelled the surname variously: Herman, Herrman, Harman, Harmans, Heerman, Hermans, Heermans, etc. Augustine Herman himself usually wrote Herman, which is now the accepted style. He frequently added “Bohemiensis” ("the Bohemian", "the Czech"), as a suffix.

Read more about Augustine HermanEarly Life, Death, Legacy

Other articles related to "augustine, herman, augustine herman":

List Of United States Representatives From Connecticut
... Reilly Democratic 2nd 1911–1913 Augustine Lonergan Democratic 1st 1913–1915 Bryan F ... Glynn Republican 5th 1915–1923 Augustine Lonergan Democratic 1st 1917–1921 Schuyler Merritt Republican 4th 1917–1931 E ... Goss Republican 5th 1930–1935 Augustine Lonergan Democratic 1st 1931–1933 William L ...
Connecticut's 1st Congressional District - List of Representatives
... March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1913 Rockville Retired Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 Hartford Lost Re-election P ... Davis Oakey Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917 Hartford Lost Re-election Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921 Hartford Unsuccessful candidate for US ... Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1931 Wethersfield Retired Augustine Lonergan Democratic March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933 Hartford Elected to US Senate Herman P ...
Maryland Route 213 - Route Description - Kent County
... The road leaves Chestertown and becomes Augustine Herman Highway, which is named for Czech surveyor Augustine Herman ... Main Street passes residences before leaving Galena, where the road becomes Augustine Herman Highway again, with the speed limit rising to 45 mph (72 km/h) ...
Augustine Herman - Legacy - Place Names
... Maryland Route 213 between Chestertown and Elkton is named the Augustine Herman Highway in his honor ...

Famous quotes containing the word augustine:

    Carnal lust rules where there is no love of God.
    —St. Augustine (354–430)