John Amos Comenius

(1592—1670) theologian and educationist

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Moravian educational reformer, chiliast, and pansophist. He gained European fame in 1631 with the publication of Janua Linguarum Reserata, published in England as The Gates of Tongues Unlocked and Opened. His last great work, De Rerum Humanorum Emendatione Consultatio Catholica, much of which was presumed lost until 1934, was published in its entirety in 1966. His Orbis Sensualium pictus (1658; published in English, 1659, as Comenius's Visible World) was the first school‐book consistently to use pictures in the learning of languages.

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