Gothofredus, Jacobus
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Godefroy, Jacques; Swiss jurist, politician and publisher. Born Geneva 13. 9. 1587, died there 22. 6. 1652. Studied law at Bourges and Geneva. 1619 prof. of law at Geneva Academy; 1632–1636 Staatsschreiber (secretary-general of the cantonal administration). Syndic of the city of Geneva in 1637, 1641, 1645 and 1649. Teaching career at Academy resumed alongside political activities after 1638.

Life and works

G. was born into a family of Genevese scholars. Among the publications of his father, the jurist Denis God…

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Gothofredus, Jacobus”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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