Casaubonus, Isaac
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Isaac Casaubon. Anglo-French Humanist and philologist. Born Geneva 18. 2. 1559, died while travelling to Greenwich, 1. 7. 1614; buried in Westminster Abbey. 1578–1581 studied theology and Greek at Geneva. 1582–1596 prof. of Greek, also at Geneva. 1596–1600 prof. at Montpellier; 1600 Lectureur du roi in Paris; 1601 sub-librarian of the Royal Library, 1605–1610 Garde de la librairie du roi, Paris. 1610 emigrated to England; English citizenship 1611.

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C.’ parents were Protesta…

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Schindler, Claudia, “Casaubonus, Isaac”, 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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