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Johannes Dernschwam von Hradizcin
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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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Küçükhüseyin, Sevket, “Johannes Dernschwam von Hradizcin”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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