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Vossius, Gerardus Joanneslocked

(1577–1649)
  • C. S. M. Rademaker

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Vossius, Gerardus Joannes (1577–1649), humanist scholar and author, was born in Heidelberg, Germany, probably in March or April 1577, the son of Joannes Vossius (Alopecius; 1549–1585), Calvinistic minister, and Cornelia Van Buel (d. 1584). In his autobiography and correspondence Vossius mentions that he was born in early spring, without giving a precise date. His parents came from ...

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