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John Toland
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Date of Birth: 30 November 1670

Place of Birth: Ardagh, County Donegal, Ireland

Date of Death: 11 March 1722

Place of Death: Putney, London


John Toland (also Jean and Johannes Toland, and Joannes Tolandus) was born on 30 November 1670 in Ardagh, County Donegal. He later claimed to have been baptised with the name Junius Janus, but called himself John to escape ridicule at school. His parents’ …

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Bennett, Clinton, “John Toland”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>

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