D’Orville, Jacques Philippe
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Latin Dorvillius, Jacobus Philippus. Dutch philologist and historian. Born Amsterdam 28. 7. 1696, died there 13. 9. 1751. 1715–1721 studied law at Leiden, 1721 doctorate there. 1718 study visit to Britain. Study tours between 1723 and 1729; 1730–1742 prof. of history, rhetoric and Greek at Amsterdam.


Following his doctorate, D.’O. gave up his legal training at The Hague and travelled to France, Britain, Italy and Germany. He combed through all the important libraries and made co…

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Mittag, Peter Franz, “D’Orville, Jacques Philippe”, 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 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00185>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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