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Johann Heinrich Hottinger
Johann Heinrich Hottinger
(10 March 1620 – 5 June 1667) was a Swiss philologist and theologian.


1 Life and works 2 Family 3 Works 4 Further reading 5 Sources 6 External links

Life and works[edit] Hottinger studied at Geneva, Groningen and Leiden. After visiting France
and England
he was appointed professor of church history in his native town of Zürich
in 1642. The chair of Hebrew at the Carolinum in Zürich
was added in 1643, and in 1653 he was appointed professor ordinarius of logic, rhetoric and theology. He gained such a reputation as an Oriental scholar that the Elector of the Palatinate in 1655 appointed him professor of Oriental languages and biblical criticism at the University of Heidelberg. While in Heidelberg he also worked to reestablish the Collegium Sapientiae, a Reformed theological seminary. In 1661 he returned to Zürich, where in 1662 he was appointed principal of the University of Zürich. In 1667 he accepted an invitation to succeed Johann Hoornbeck (1617–1666) as professor in the University of Leiden. Before he could take up this position he drowned with three of his children after the upsetting of a boat while crossing the river Limmat. His chief works are Historia ecclesiastica Nov. Test. (1651–1667); Thesaurus philologicus seu clavis scripturae (1649; 3rd ed. 1698); Etymologicon orientale, sive lexicon harmonicum heptaglotton (1661). He also wrote a Hebrew and an Aramaic grammar. Family[edit] His son, Johann Jakob Hottinger (1652–1735), who became professor of theology at Zürich
in 1698, was the author of a work against Roman Catholicism, Helvetische Kirchengeschichte (4 vols, 1698–1729); and his grandson, Johann Heinrich Hottinger
Johann Heinrich Hottinger
(1681–1750), who in 1721 was appointed professor of theology at Heidelberg, wrote a work on dogmatics, Typus doctrinae christianae (1714). Works[edit]

Historia ecclesiastica 9 vols. (1651–1667) Historia orientalis ( Zurich
1651) Thesaurus philologicus, Clavis scripturae ( Zurich
1649, 3rd edition 1669) Etymologicon orientale, sive Lexicon harmonicum heptaglotton (Heidelberg 1661)

Further reading[edit]

Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz (1990). "Johann Heinrich Hottinger". In Bautz, Friedrich Wilhelm. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 2. Hamm: Bautz. cols. 1079–1080. ISBN 3-88309-032-8.  Wilhelm Gaß (1881), "Hottinger, Johann Heinrich", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 13, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 192–193  Hottinger, Johann Heinrich, in Johann Jakob Herzog, ed. Real-Encyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche, 6. Band, Stuttgart und Hamburg 1856, pp. 287–290. Jan Loop, Johann Heinrich Hottinger
Johann Heinrich Hottinger
(1620-1667) and the Historia Orientalis, Church History and Religious Culture 88 (2008): 169-203. Rudolf Pfister (1972), "Hottinger", Neue Deutsche Biographie
Neue Deutsche Biographie
(NDB) (in German), 9, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 656–657  Heinrich Steiner, Der Zürcher Professor Johann Heinrich Hottinger
Johann Heinrich Hottinger
in Heidelberg. Zurich


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hottinger, Johann Heinrich". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

External links[edit]

Publications by or about Johann Heinrich Hottinger
Johann Heinrich Hottinger
at VD 17 Rosmarie Zeller: Johann Heinrich Hottinger
Johann Heinrich Hottinger
in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 44737362 LCCN: n89147323 ISNI: 0000 0000 6631 2876 GND: 104286547 SELIBR: 255088 SUDOC: 111546060 BIBSYS: 90771782 HDS: 1