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Justus Lipsius

Southern-Netherlandish philologist

1547   -   1606

movement: humanism, stoicism
country of citizenship: Netherlands, Belgium, Spanish Netherlands
educated at: Old University of Leuven
occupation: grammarian, historian, philosopher, professor, classical scholar, philologist, humanist, university teacher
position held: rector magnificus of Leiden University
student of: Muretus

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Justus Lipsius (Joest Lips or Joost Lips; 18 October 1547 – 23 March 1606) was a Flemish philologist, philosopher and humanist. Lipsius wrote a series of works designed to revive ancient Stoicism in a form that would be compatible with Christianity. The most famous of these is De Constantia (On Constancy). His form of Stoicism influenced a number of contemporary thinkers, creating the intellectual movement of Neostoicism. He taught at the universities in Jena, Leiden and Leuven.
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