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Burmann, Pieter, the son of a theological professor, was born at Utrecht in 1668. He distinguished himself as a classical scholar and historian. In 1715 he obtained a professorship of history, eloquence and Greek at Leyden. He brought out famous editions of Horace, Ovid, Lucan, Phaedrus, and other classics, indulged in original Latin poetry, and engaged in the bitter controversies that raged between the scholars of his day. He died in 1741. His nephew, Pieter Burmann, the younger, was also distinguished as a Latinist.