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Meursius, Johannes (Jan de Meurs), a great Dutch scholar, was born near the Hague in 1579. After having been travelling tutor to the son of Pensionary Barneveldt, he became successively professor of history and Greek at Leyden, and historiographer to the States-General. In 1625 he was given the chair of history at Soro in Denmark, where he died in 1639. His chief works were the Glossarium Grceco-Barbarum, Historia Danica, and editions of The Characters of Theophrastus, De Be Rustica of Cato, and of several late Greek writers.