Johann Stephan Rittangel’s Stay in the Dutch Republic (1641–1642)

  • Ernestine G. E. Van Der Wall
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idées / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 119)


In the autumn of 1641 the German Orientalist Johann Stephan Rittangel (1606–1652) arrived in the Dutch Republic, straight from England where he had stayed for several months. Shortly before, in 1640, Rittangel had been appointed professor of Oriental languages at the University of Königsberg (Prussia). In July 1642 he left the Low Countries to go to Königsberg, where he spent the rest of his life until his death in 1652.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernestine G. E. Van Der Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeidenThe Netherlands

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