Cujas, Jacques
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Jacobus Cuiacius/Cuyacio, Jacobo; French legal historian and Humanist jurist. Born Toulouse 1522, died Bourges 4. 10. 1590. Studied jurisprudence at Toulouse; 1554 unsuccessful application for a professorship there, departure as prof. for Cahors; 1555 chair at Bourges.

Background, work and influence

C. repeatedly returned to his professorship at Bourges after long absences while he held teaching posts at Valence and Turin. He refused an offer at Toulouse because of an insult he had suffered there, but he a…

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Schröder, Jan, “Cujas, Jacques”, 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 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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