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Lipsius, Justus
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(Joest Lips; Oct 18, 1547, Overijse, near Brussels – Mar 23, 1606, Louvain), late Humanist and Latin philologist. Lipsius was professor at Jena from 1572 to 1574, moved to Louvain in 1576, to Leiden in 1578, and back to Louvain in 1592. He changed his religious allegiance frequently. His rediscovery of the Stoics and the spread of neo-Stoicism, e.g. in Brandenburg-Prussia, were of immense importance.


Works include: De Constantia, 1584 (Lat.-Ger., 1998)

On Lipsius: G. Oestreich, Geist und Gestalt des frühmodernen Staates, 1969

G. Abel, Stoiz…

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Klueting, Harm, “Lipsius, Justus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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