Scheffer, Johannes
(442 words)

German classical philologist and historian. Born Strasbourg 2. 2. 1621, died Uppsala 26. 3. 1679. At Strasbourg Gymnasium a pupil of Johann Heinrich Boeckler. 1648 with his teacher at the court of Queen Christina of Sweden. 1648 named prof. of eloquence and politics at Uppsala; later also honorary prof. of natural and international law, finally also director of the Univ. Library there.

Work and influence

S. came to prominence primarily as a classical scholar and editor of ancient literature. His editions (e.g.…

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Scheffer, Johannes”, 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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