DuCange, Charles du Fresne
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French jurist and lexicographer. Born Amiens 18. 12. 1610, died Paris 23. 10. 1688. After studying law at Orléans from 1631, worked as lawyer in Paris. 1638 marriage to the wealthy Catherine Du Bos. 1645–1668 trésorier of Amiens, succeeding his father-in-law, thereafter private scholar in Paris. Best documentation of biographical data in [4. Vol. 10, I–XXVI].

Works and influence

D.’s lasting influence, which endures to this day, was achieved through his lexicographic works. His Glossarium on the authors of late antiqu…

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “DuCange, Charles du Fresne”, 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_00192>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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