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Theodor Bibliander
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Theodor Buchmann

Date of Birth: Possibly 1505

Place of Birth: Bischofszell, Switzerland

Date of Death: 26 September 1564

Place of Death: Zurich


Born in the eastern Swiss land of Thurgau around 1505, Theodor Buchmann (who later changed his name to its Greek form, Bibliander) went to Zurich in 1520, where he began learning Greek and Hebrew under Oswald Myconius. He moved to Basel in 1526 to st…

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Gordon, Bruce, “Theodor Bibliander”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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