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Ratke, Wolfgang
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(Ratichius; Oct 18, 1571, Wilster – Apr 27, 1635, Erfurt) described himself as a didacticus, and worked for a comprehensive restructuring of society through educational reforms, as, later, did his admirer J.A. Comenius. After studying philosophy and theology in Rostock, he worked in Amsterdam on oriental languages, and reflected on political and educational questions. In 1612 he submitted to the Reichstag in Frankfurt a Memorial intended to show how a harmonious language, a harmonious government, and, finally, a harmonious religion were to be …

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Schmidt, Günter R., “Ratke, Wolfgang”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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