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Hans Löwenklau
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Johannes Löwenklau, Joannes Leunclavius

Date of Birth: 1541

Place of Birth: Coesfeld, Westphalia

Date of Death: 1594

Place of Death: Near Eztergom, Hungary


Hans Löwenklau’s upbringing was guided by his uncle, who was Domvikar in Münster. He studied artes  liberales and law in Wittenberg in 1555 with Philipp Melanchthon, and in Heidelberg in 1562. In 1566, he was appointed dean of the faculty of artes in Basel. He was meant to succe…

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Höfert, Almut, “Hans Löwenklau”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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