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a family of Basel academics

1. Johann Buxtorf I

(Dec 25, 1564, Kamen – died of the plague Sep 13, 1629, Basel) studied in Marburg (?) with J. Piscator in Herborn, in Heidelberg and with J.J. Grynaeus in Basel. After brief stays in Zürich, where H. Bullinger taught, and Geneva, where T. Beza taught, he was a tutor in Basel and, from 1591, professor of Hebrew at the University of Basel. Buxtorf was one of the most important patriarchs of H…

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Gertz, Jan Christian, “Buxtorf,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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