Born: 1472, Ess­ling­en, Würt­tem­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: 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.



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