Ruel, Jean
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Also: Jean du Ruel, Rueil/Ruell, Latin Ruellius, a Ruella, Ioannes Ruellius; French physician and Humanist. Born Soissons (Picardy), c. 1474, died Paris 24. 9. 1537. 1500 baccalaureate; 1502 licentiate of the faculty of medicine at Paris; 1506 prof. of medicine there.; 1508/09 dean of the faculty of medicine.

Life and works

Nothing is known of R.’s life and his education prior to his baccalaureate (1500) and licentiate (1502) in Paris. From that date, he probably never left the city again. From 1506,…

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Tröger, Ursula, “Ruel, Jean”, 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 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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