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Johann Daniel Lange

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Jean Daniel L'Ange
Born 17th century
Darmstadt, France (?)
Died after 1682
Heidelberg, Germany
Occupation Fencing master
Alma mater Heidelberg University
Movement Freifechter
Influences Sebastian Heußler (?)
Genres Fencing manual
Language Early New High German
Notable work(s) Deutliche Erklårung der Fechtkunst (1664)

Jean Daniel L'Ange (Johann Daniel Lange) was a 17th century German fencing master. He was born in Darmstadt in the early 17th century. He seems to have been an initiate of the tradition of Salvator Fabris (possibly through Hans Wilhelm Schoeffer), and served as master to both the Electoral Palatinate court at Castle Heidelberg and the University of Heidelberg.[1]

In 1664, L'Ange published a fencing manual entitled Deutliche und grůndliche Erklårung der Adelichen und Ritterlichen freyen Fecht-Kunst ("A Clear and Thorough Explanation of the Noble, Chivalric, and Free Art of Fencing"), a relatively brief illustrated treatise on the use of the single rapier.


Additional Resources


  1. "L'Ange, Jean Daniel (1664 - 1682)". CERL Thesaurus. Accessed 9 November 2011.