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Johann Amos Comenius (1592–1670)

Comenius, Johann Amos (ko-mē’ni-us). A noted Czech pedagogue and theologian, one of the world’s great educators; born at Nivnitz (?), Moravia, March 28, 1592; died at Amsterdam, Nov. 15, 1670. In the ‘Gate of Languages Unlocked’ (Janua Linguarum Reserata), the ‘World of Sense Depicted’ (Orbis Pictus Sensualium), and ‘Great Didactics, or the Whole Art of Teaching Everything’ (Didactica Magna, seu Omnes Omnia Docendi Artificium), he shows the prodigious scope of his learning and his no less prodigious skill in the application of it. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).