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Josephus Justus Scaliger
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Josephus Justus Scaliger was born on 5 August 1540 in Agen, near Bordeaux in western France, the third son of Julio Cesare della Scala and Andiette de Roques-Lobejac. At the age of 12, he went to the Collège de Guyenne in Bordeaux, where he was taught by the humanist Marc Antoine Muret (1526-85). After the death of his father in 1558, he turned his attention to the stud…

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van Ommen, Kasper, “Josephus Justus Scaliger”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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