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Johannes Cuspinianus
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Johannes Spiessheimer, Spieshaymer, Spiesheimer, Speissheimer

Date of Birth: 1473

Place of Birth: Schweinfurt

Date of Death: 19 April 1529

Place of Death: Vienna


Johannes Cuspinianus, or Cuspinian, was a humanist, physician, diplomat and historian of the late 15th and early 16th century. He was born in 1473 as Johann Spiesshaymer in Schweinfurt, Germany, into a wealthy family. After studies in Leipzig and Wür…

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Bradács, Gábor, “Johannes Cuspinianus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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