SCALIGER, Josephus Justus


SCALIGER, Josephus Justus
(1540–1609)
   Scholar and philologist. Scaliger was born in France, the son of Italian hu manist Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484–1558). Josephus converted to Calvinism and took temporary refuge in Geneva, Switzerland, during the wars of religion. In 1593, he was appointed professor at the University of Leiden, where he taught Latin, classical studies, and history. Scaliger was a famous philologist whose critical meth ods influenced his pupils, including Hugo Grotius and Daniel Heinsius. His precious collection of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Slavic manuscripts has been in the Leiden University Library since his death.

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