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Pellikan, Konrad
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(Kürschner, Kürsner; Pelicanus; Jan 8, 1478, Ruffach, Elsaß [Rouffach, Alsace] – Apr 1, 1556, Zürich), began his studies in 1491 at Heidelberg; in 1493 he became a Franciscan. After 1495 he studied at Tübingen with the Humanist P. Scriptoris; there he became acquainted with J. Reuchlin. In 1501 he wrote the first textbook on Hebrew to be produced by a Christian (De modo legendi et intelligendi Hebraeum, publ. in G. Reich, Margarita philosophica, 1504). In 1502 he became a lector in the Franciscan house in Basel. In 1515 he began to assist Erasmus in editing and publishi…

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Raeder, Siegfried, “Pellikan, Konrad”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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