Dempster, Thomas
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Scottish classical philologist, legal scholar and philosopher. Born Cliftbog, Aberdeenshire, 23. 8. 1579, died Bologna 6. 9. 1625. From 1589 to c. 1598 studied classical literature and philosophy at Cambridge, Paris, Leuven, Rome and Douai. Various professorships in classical literature, philosophy and Roman law at Tournai, Paris, Toulouse, Montpellier, Nîmes, then again at Paris from 1609. Court historian (historicus regius) in London 1615/16. 1616 working at Rome; prof. of Roman law at Pisa in …

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Steuernagel, Dirk, “Dempster, Thomas”, 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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