Cleynaerts, Nicolaes
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Nicolaus/Nicolas Clenard(us); Belgian Humanist, theologian, grammarian and Orientalist. Born Diest 5.(?) 12. 1495, died Granada 5. 11. 1542. Studied theology and ancient languages at Leuven. Named president of the Collegium Scholasticum (or Kolleg van Houterlee) there in 1521. Took holy orders, probably around this time, and taught Greek and Hebrew at Leuven Univ. in the 1520s. 1531, librarian to Hernando Colón (son of Columbus) at Seville. 1533 prof. of Greek and Latin at Salama…

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Laureys, Marc, “Cleynaerts, Nicolaes”, 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 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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