JEAN-JACQUES BOISSARD (1528 – 30 October 1602) was a French
antiquary and Neo-Latin poet .
Jean-Jacques Boissard c.1598 by
Theodore de Bry
Theodore de Bry .
* 1 Life
* 2 Works
* 3 Notes
* 4 External links
He was born at
Besançon and educated at
Leuven ; but he secretly
left the seminary there, and travelled through
where he remained several years and was often reduced to poverty. His
Italy gave him a taste for antiquities, and he formed a
collection of artefacts from
Rome and its vicinity. He then visited
the islands of
Greece , but illness obliged him to return to Rome.
Here he completed his collection, and returned to France; but not
being permitted to profess publicly the
Protestant religion, which he
had embraced some time before, he withdrew to
Metz , where he remained
till his death.
He provided text and drawings for books by Robert Boissard , Theodor
de Bry , Jacques Granthomme and Alexandre Vallée . Major works are:
* Poemata (1574)