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Monheim, Johannes
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1509, Clausen near Barmen – Sep 9, 1564, Düsseldorf), Humanist teacher. After his own studies in Münster and Cologne, Monheim taught first in Essen and Cologne; c. 1545 he became director of the Düsseldorf Gymnasium recently founded by Duke William V of Jülich-Kleve-Berg (1539–1592). He edited writings of Erasmus of Rotterdam for school use, wrote textbooks and school regulations, and made his school into a center of Humanist education. His 1560 catechism, structured as a series of eleven edifying dialogues, clearly shows Protestant traits and reveal…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Monheim, Johannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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