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Dionysius the Carthusian
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Denys the Carthusian; Denys van Rijkel; Denys van Leeuwen

Date of Birth: 1402/3

Place of Birth: Rijkel, Limburg, now in Belgium

Date of Death: 1471

Place of Death: The Carthusian monastery of Roermond, Limburg, now in the Netherlands


Dionysius was born in the small village of Rijkel in the first years of the 15th century. He attended a prestigious school in Zwolle from 1415 and, after finishing there in 1417, decided to b…

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Mallett, Alex, “Dionysius the Carthusian”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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