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Georg Scherer
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Date of Birth: 1539

Place of Birth: Schwaz, Tyrol

Date of Death: 30 November 1605

Place of Death: Linz, Upper Austria


Georg Scherer was born in 1539 into a poor family in the village of Schwaz in the Tyrol. Sometime around 1550, he received a stipend and began studying at the Jesuit gymnasium in Vienna. Scherer entered the Jesuit Order in 1559, received a master’s degree in 1564, and was or…

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Strauss, Paul, “Georg Scherer”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>

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