Vossius, Isaac
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Dutch ancient philologist. Born Leiden 1618, died Windsor 21. 2. 1689. 1641–1644 extensive travels for study in England, France and Italy. From 1646 official historian of Holland and Zeeland. 1649–1655 in the service of Queen Christina of Sweden. From 1670 in England; 1673 canon at Windsor.

Work and influence

V., son of Gerardus Johannes Vossius, was educated by private tutors first in Leiden, then Amsterdam [8. 20–23]. He later studied with Claudius Salmasius, to whose work De Hellenistica commentarius (1643) he contribu…

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Helfberend, Malte, “Vossius, Isaac”, 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 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00734>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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