Fabricius, Johannes (2)
Fabricius, Johannes a German Orientalist, was born at Dantzic in 1608. After studying at several German universities, he completed his academical course at Leyden, where he studied Arabic and persian under Golius. In 1635 he began to lecture on Oriental languages, and especially on Arabic, at Rostock. After, travelling, for literary purposes, over nearly all Europe, he was made professor of Hebrew at Dantzic in 1642, and died there in 1653. Among his numerous publications are Dissertatio Philologica de Nomine Jehova (Rostock, 1636, 4to): — De Incarnatione λογου, contra Socinianos (Rostock, 1637, 4to) — Specimen Arabicum (1638, 4to): — Testamentum Mohammedis latine ex Gabrielis Sinaite versione (Rostock, 1638, 4to). — J.A. Fabricius, Centurea Fabriciorum; Hoofer, Nouv. Biogr. Generale, 16:962.