Doneau, Hugues
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Hugo Donellus; French Humanist and legal scholar. Born Chalon-sur-Saône 23. 12. 1527, died Altdorf (Nuremberg) 4. 5. 1591. Studied law at Toulouse and Bourges; 1551 doctorate and prof. there; 1572 fled to Geneva. From 1573, prof. at Heidelberg; 1579–1587 prof. at Leiden; 1588–1591 prof. at Altdorf.

Career, works and influence

D.’s teachers included renowned Humanist jurists, such as Jean Coras, Eguinarius Baro and especially Franciscus Duarenus, who also became his colleague as prof. The…

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Schröder, Jan, “Doneau, Hugues”, 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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