Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Johann Georg Nissel
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Born in 1623 in Hasslock, Germany, Johann Georg Nissel enrolled at the University of Leiden in 1646, devoting himself to the study of Oriental languages under the direction of Jacobus Golius (1596-1667). On account of his poverty, he was exempted from paying tuition fees. In 1654, after unsuccessfully applying for a teaching position at a grammar school, which had been …

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Morrow, John, “Johann Georg Nissel”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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