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Didrik von Porat

Postby Hans » 15 Apr 2012 17:47

I have written an article about the swedish 17th century fencing master Didrik von Porat. I found some interesting info about him and his life. It can be found here:

http://www.hroarr.com/didrik-von-porat/

Hope you like it!

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Re: Didrik von Porat

Postby Ulrich von L...n » 15 Apr 2012 18:37

Interesting article, especially the things related to Karl XII (his dirty boots, very realistic). :wink:
Thank you for posting it.

I'm not a native speaker, but if you allow, I would suggest a slight correction. "His family weapon..." I'm almost sure that you have meant "a coat of arms". Wappen, vapen, weapon... Quite easy to mix up.
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Re: Didrik von Porat

Postby Reinier » 16 Apr 2012 05:08

Nice bit of research, Hans. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Re: Didrik von Porat

Postby admin » 16 Apr 2012 10:52

Thanks for this Hans!

"family weapon" sounds quite rude... :D
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Re: Didrik von Porat

Postby Hans » 16 Apr 2012 11:50

Hahaha yes the family weapon is usually used to guard the family jewels... :wink:

I totally missed that one, it should of course be Coat of Arms.

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Re: Didrik von Porat

Postby HPFlashman » 06 May 2012 21:36

Interesting article, thanks for the write up.

As a tidbit of unrelated information: A descendant of his, Otto Von Porat won the Olympic Gold in Boxing for Norway in heavyweight in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, so some martial genes must have passed down the line. :D
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