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Adam Olearius
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Date of Birth: 16 August 1599

Place of Birth: Aschersleben, Saxony-Anhalt

Date of Death: 22 February 1671

Place of Death: Schleswig


The son of a tailor, Adam Olearius was born Adam Öhlschlegel in the town of Aschersleben in 1599 (although there is some discussion as to whether it might have been 1603; see Lohmeier, ‘Nachwort’, p. 3). He studied theology at the University of Leipzig, as well as philosophy and mathematics (Habilitation, 162…

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Brancaforte, Elio C., “Adam Olearius”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <>

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