1472, Esslingen, Württemberg, Germany.
1539, Augsburg, Germany.
Johann was the son of Heinrich Böschenstein of Stein am Rein.
He took Holy Orders, and in 1505, became a Hebrew tutor at Ingolstadt.
Leaving this in 1514, he went to Augsburg, where he published a Hebrew Grammar in 1514. In 1518, by recommendation of Reuchlin, he was invited to become a Greek and Hebrew tutor in Wittenberg, where he had Philipp Melancthon as a pupil.
In 1519, he went to Nuremburg; in 1521 to Heidelberg; and in 1522 to Antwerp.
After a short stay in Zürich, where he taught Hebrew to Zwingli, in 1523 he settled in Augsburg, where he received a royal license to teach Hebrew.