German Calvinist theologianDied when: 64 years 262 days (776 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Johannes Buxtorf (Latin: Johannem Buxtorfium) (December 25, 1564 – September 13, 1629) was a celebrated Hebraist, member of a family of Orientalists; professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and was known by the title, "Master of the Rabbis".
His massive tome, De Synagoga Judaica (1st. ed. 1603), scrupulously documents the customs and society of German Jewry in the early modern period.
Buxtorf was the father of Johannes Buxtorf the Younger.