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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 was a 17th century French Freifechter. He seems to have served as fencing 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 rapier manual seems to be based on the earlier work of fellow Freifechter Sebastian Heußler.


Additional Resources


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