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Joannes de Laet
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Joannes (or Johannes) de Laet was born in 1581, the son of a cloth merchant who had left Antwerp due to the effects of Spanish rule and moved to Amsterdam. From 1597 to 1602, he studied in Leiden, where the eminent philologist and historian Joseph Scaliger was among his teachers. After an unsuccessful attempt to launch a career as a merchant in England, he returned to t…

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Siebertz, Roman, “Joannes de Laet”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <>

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