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Josef Van Ess

Josef Van Ess, German islamic educator. Recipient Giorgio Levi Della Vida medal, 1999; recipient Iranian Book award Islamic Republic of Iran, 1999. Fellow Medieval Academy of America, Heidelberger Akademie, Académie Inscriptions Belles Lettres, Academia Europea.

Background

  • Ess, Josef Van was born on April 18, 1934 in Aachen, Germany. Son of Johann and Hubertine Van Ess.

  • Education

    • Doctorate, University Bonn, Germany, 1959. Doctorate (honorary), Ecole Pratique Hautes Etudes, Paris, 1996. Doctorate (honorary), Georgetown University, 1997.

    Career

    • Assistant University Frankfurt, 1958-1963, docent, 1964-1967. Associate professor American University, Beirut, 1967-1968. Professor University Tuebingen, Germany, 1968-1999, professor emeritus Germany, since 1999.

      Visiting associate professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1967.

    Membership

    Fellow Medieval Academy of America, Heidelberger Akademie, Académie Inscriptions Belles Lettres, Academia Europea.

    Connections

    • Married Marie-Luise Bremer, August 10, 1959. Children: Margarete, Hans, Gertrud, Richard.
    • father: Johann Ess
    • mother: Hubertine Van Ess
    • spouse: Marie-Luise Bremer
    • children: Margarete Ess
    • Hans Ess
    • Gertrud Ess
    • Richard Ess
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    Born April 18, 1934
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    • 1959
      University Bonn
    • 1996
      Ecole Pratique Hautes Etudes
    • 1997
      Georgetown University
    • 1967 - 1968
      associate, professor American University
      Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
    • 1968 - 1999
      professor, University Tuebingen
      Germany