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Ceporinus, Jacobus
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Wiesendanger, Jakob; Swiss philologist, Humanist and theologian. Born Dinhard (near Winterthur) 1499, died Zurich 20. 12. 1525. Studied at Cologne, Vienna and Ingolstadt. Worked as proofreader around 1521 at Basel, then from 1522 as teacher of Hebrew and Greek in Zurich. Married Elisabeth Scherer, former Dominican nun, in 1523.

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J. Wiesendanger, who took the Humanist name Ceporinus (from the Greek kēpourós, ‘gardener’), attended Latin school at Winterthur in spite of his farming background,…

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Gall, Dorothee, “Ceporinus, Jacobus”, 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 20 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00121>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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