Leunclavius, Johannes
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Lewenklaw/Löwenklau, Hans; Johannes Amelsburnus (the family came from Amelsbüren near Münster in Westphalia). German philologist, historian and jurist. Probably born in July 1541 at Coesfeld, probably died June 1594 at Vienna. From 1555, studied at Wittenberg, from 1562 at Heidelberg (1563 as alumnus juris) and 1566/67 at Basel [6]. Various missions from 1565.

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L., who was born into modest circumstances, showed an early inclination to travel. He visited the Baltic in …

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Schönauer, Sonja, “Leunclavius, Johannes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00424>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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