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Valentinus Eck
(492 words)

Eckius, Ecchius, Philyropolitanus

Date of Birth: 1494

Place of Birth: Lindau

Date of Death: 1556

Place of Death: Bardejov (Bartfeld, Bártfa, in present-day Slovakia)


Born in Lindau, into a family of burghers, Valentinus Eck started his scholarly career at the University of Leipzig in 1508. After travels in Moravia and Poland, he enrolled at the University of Cracow (1511) and earned a bachelor…

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Kiss Farkas, Gábor, “Valentinus Eck”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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