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Johann Michael Wansleben
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Date of Birth: 1635

Place of Birth: Erfurt, Thuringia

Date of Death: 1679

Place of Death: Fontainebleau, France


Johann Michael Wansleben (often known as Vansleb) was the son of a Lutheran pastor in Erfurt. His biographer notes that he possessed intellectual gifts that provided numerous opportunities for him, which were wasted on his addictions to a frivolous lifestyle and drink. He recei…

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Grafton, David D., “Johann Michael Wansleben”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>

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