Lambinus, Dionysius
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Denis Lambin; French philologist. Born in 1520 (or 1516) at Montreuil-sur-mer in Picardy. Died Paris 1572. Studied at Amiens and Paris; 1545 teaching at Toulouse; from 1549 in the service of Cardinal François de Tournon of Lyon. From 1561 prof. of Latin and Greek at the Collège royal, Paris.

Life and works

L. came from a lowly background: his father was a blacksmith. He went to school in his home town. At the age of 15, he went to Paris, where he studied at the renowned Collège du Cardinal de Lemoine. At the Collège de Coqueret he attended the…

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Tröger, Ursula, “Lambinus, Dionysius”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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