Spon, Jacques
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French physician and antiquarian. Born Lyon 7. (or 13.) 1. 1647, died Vevey (Switzerland) 25. 12. 1685. Studied with the historian Johann Heinrich Boeckler in Strasbourg from 1662, then trained as a doctor in Paris with Guy Patin. 1664–1667 medical studies in Montpellier. 1667 doctorate from the Collège médical of Lyon. 1674–1676 travelled via Italy (Rome and Venice) to Greece and Constantinople. 1685 fled to Switzerland because of the persecution of Calvinist Protestants and the prospect of bei…

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Schnapp, Alain, “Spon, Jacques”, 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 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00675>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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