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Ravis [formerly Raue], Christian [Christianus Ravius] (1613–1677), oriental and biblical scholar, was born on 25 January 1613 at Berlin, Brandenburg, the son of Johann Raue, deacon at the Nikolaus-Kirche, and his wife, Margarete Guericke. After attending the Berlin Gymnasium, in 1630 he entered ...

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Sike, Henry (bap. 1669, d. 1712), orientalist, the son of Heinrich Sieke and his wife, Gerti, was born in Bremen where he was baptized on 3 January 1669 at the church of St Stephen. In April 1687 he entered the local Gymnasium Illustre...