Johannes Dernschwam was born in Brüx (present-day Most) in Bohemia, the son of a well-off family, probably of local aldermen or ministeriales. His epithet ‘von Hradizcin’ is not a reference to any noble descent, since it was only conferred on him by Ferdinand I in 1535, probably as a reward for his service to the Fugger family. In 1507, Dernschwam enrolled at the faculty of arts of the Un…
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“Johannes Dernschwam von Hradizcin”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas.
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