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Joannes Cotovicus
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Jan van Cotwyck, J(oh)an van Cotwijck, Ioannes Cotovicus, Jean Cootwich, Ioan van Kootwyck

Date of Birth: Around 1550

Place of Birth: Utrecht

Date of Death: 1629 or thereafter

Place of Death: Unknown


Very little is known about Jan van Cotwyck, who was probably born around the middle of the 16th century. He was a learned Catholic priest from the diocese of Utrecht, where the ‘alteration’ or change to Calvinism took pla…

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van den Boogert and Karel Steenbrink, Maurits, “Joannes Cotovicus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>

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