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Jean-Jacques Boissard
Jean-Jacques Boissard
(1528 – 30 October 1602) was a French antiquary and Neo-Latin poet.

Jean-Jacques Boissard
Jean-Jacques Boissard
c.1598 by Theodore de Bry.


1 Life 2 Works 3 Notes 4 External links

Life[edit] He was born at Besançon
and educated at Leuven; but he secretly left the seminary there, and travelled through Germany
to Italy, where he remained several years and was often reduced to poverty. His time in 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.[1] Works[edit] He provided text and drawings for books by Robert Boissard, Theodor de Bry, Jacques Granthomme and Alexandre Vallée.[2] Major works are:

Poemata (1574) Emblemata (1584) Icones Virorum Illustrium (1597) Vitae et Icones Sultanorum Turcicorum, etc. (1597) Theatrum Vitae Humanae (1596) Romanae urbis topographia et antiquitates (1597–1602) De Divinatione et Magicis Praestigiis (1605) Habitus Variarum Orbis Gentium (1581), ornamented with seventy illuminated figures.[1]


^ a b  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Boissard, Jean Jacques". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. . ^ British Museum database page.

External links[edit]

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(in German) His Bibliotheca chalcographica, hoc est Virtute et eruditione clarorum Virorum Imagines


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Boissard, Jean Jacques". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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