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Johannes Sleidanus (1506–1556)

Sleidan or Sleidanus, Johannes (slī’dan). A celebrated German historian; born at Schleiden near Cologne; died at Strasburg, Oct. 31, 1556. His greatest work is ‘Memoirs of the State of Religion and the Civil Government under the Emperor Charles V.’ (3 vols., 1555), a history written without partisanship, and in graceful literary style; he wrote also a history of ‘The Four Great Empires, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman’ (1556).