Giphanius, Obertus
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Hubert van Giffen; Dutch philologist and jurist. Born Buren (Gelderland) 1534, died Prague 1604. Studied philology at Leuven, jurisprudence at Orléans, Bourges (under Jacques Cujas) and Paris. 1571–1582 prof. of ethics, logic and Institutiones at Strasbourg; 1583–1590 prof. of pandectics and philology at the Academia Norica in Altdorf near Nuremberg. From 1599, assessor at the Aulic Council in Prague.

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G. came from a family of Protestant landowners in the Dutch province of Gelderland. While still …

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Gall, Dorothee, “Giphanius, Obertus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00271>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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