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BURGOMASTER. In Germany this is, the title by which an officer who performs the duties of a mayor is, called.

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These new aldermen--not "suspected of any errors"--had to deal with heretics more forcefully and were expected to influence the outcome of the elections of new burgomasters through the "Old Council, " which consisted of former burgomasters and aldermen.
Hooft, a burgomaster of Amsterdam, spoke out against the imprisonment of a religious dissident.
Its platform was fairly modest, perhaps its most radical proposal being that burgomasters (mayors) should be elected by the people rather than--as is still the case in the Netherlands--appointed by government.
It is a book of compelling glimpses,not only of the events which were curdling Europe at that time but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries,its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks andfrogs,and the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him.
On April 29, 1659, Asser Levy as attorney in fact for Abraham Cohen, "Jew at Amsterdam," appeared in the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens (Municipal Court) of New Amsterdam to demand from Plavier the money he had received from Cohen.
They craned yearning across the chancel towards Plato and Aristotle and an answering academy of pagan philosophers accoutred like burgomasters and led by a burgravial Ptolemy wielding a wooden astrolabe.
The University, which claims Nobel Prize winners in three professors and four students in the last century, is descended from the Athenaeum Illustre, founded by free-spirited burgomasters in 1632.
Travellers buy daffodils or wayside aperitifs in a marketplace where the blood of princelings, burgomasters and magistrates more than once ran between the cobblestones.
Both offices frequently included the same persons, and usually two burgomasters were members of the consistory.