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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
Theodore de Bry
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Life * 2 Works * 3 Notes * 4 External links

LIFE

He was born at Besançon
Besançon
and educated at Leuven
Leuven
; but he secretly left the seminary there, and travelled through Germany
Germany
to Italy
Italy
, where he remained several years and was often reduced to poverty. His time in Italy
Italy
gave him a taste for antiquities, and he formed a collection of artefacts from Rome
Rome
and its vicinity. He then visited the islands of Greece
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
Protestant
religion, which he had embraced some time before, he withdrew to Metz
Metz
, where he remained till his death.

WORKS

He provided text and drawings for books by Robert Boissard , Theodor de Bry , Jacques Granthomme and Alexandre Vallée . Major works are:

* Poemata (1574) * Embl