Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Gruter, Jan
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Gruterus, Janus/Gruytere, Jan de; Flemish-German classical philologist, historian and archaeologist. Born 3. 12. 1560 in Antwerp, died Heidelberg 20. 9. 1627. 1577 matriculation at Cambridge, and the same year at Leiden. 1584 doctorate (Dr. jur.) Leiden. 1586 matriculation at Rostock, 1588 at Königsberg; 1590/91 prof. of history at Wittenberg, from 1592 at Heidelberg; from 1602 also electoral librarian there.

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The son of an Antwerp merchant temporarily living in England…

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Hartmann, Volker, “Gruter, Jan”, 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 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00294>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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