Burmann, Pieter the Younger
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Burmannus, Petrus Secundus/Junior. Dutch philologist and Neo-Latin poet. Born Amsterdam 23. 10. 1713 in Amsterdam, died 24. 6. 1778 at Santhorst (Wassenaar). Studied law and classical languages at the Univ. of Utrecht; 1734 doctorate of law. From 1735, prof. of history and rhetoric at Franeker; from 1742 prof. of history and rhetoric at the Athenaeum illustre of Amsterdam.

Background, work and influence

Orphaned at an early age, B. was educated by his uncle and namesake, Pieter Burmann the Elder, then prof. of …

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Papy, Jan, “Burmann, Pieter the Younger”, 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 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00103>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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