Heinsius, Daniel
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Heyns/Heins, Daniel; Dutch classical philologist and poet. Born Ghent 9. 6. 1580, died Leiden 25. 2. 1655; father of Nicolaus H. Studied law at Franeker from 1596, from 1598 at Leiden; from 1603 prof. ext. in poetry at Leiden, from 1605 prof. of Greek and from 1613 prof. of history there. Also director of the Univ. Library from 1607. Official historian of the States-General from 1627.

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For reasons of conscience, his father sent H. to Zeeland, before moving with his whole family…

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Papy, Jan, “Heinsius, Daniel”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00314>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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