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Andreae, Johann Valentin
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Andreae, Johann Valentin, * 17 Aug 1586 (Herrenberg (Württemberg)), † 27 Jun 1654 (Stuttgart)

Johann Valentin Andreae was the fifth son of a dean of the Lutheran Church. His grandfather was Jakob Andreae, Chancellor of the University of Tübingen and one of the principal authors of the Formula of Concord, which was to become the doctrinal basis of Lutheran orthodoxy. After losing his father at age 15, the young Andreae began a brilliant career as a student at Tübingen, became Magister artium in 1605, and following in his ancestors' footsteps, studied theology. During this tim…

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Edighoffer, Roland, “Andreae, Johann Valentin”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_012>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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