European Scholar

CASAUBON, ISAAC

  • Date of Birth: 1559-02-18
  • Born City: Geneva
  • Born State/Country: Switzerland
  • Date of Death: 1614-07-12
  • Death City: near Greenwich
  • Death State/Country: England
  • Education:

    Studied theology and Greek, Geneva, 1578-81.

  • Professional Experience:

    Prof. Greek, Geneva, 1582-96; prof. Greek Montpellier, 1596-1600; Lectureur du roi, Paris, 1600; sub-librarian, Royal Library, 1601; Garde de la libraries du roi, 1605-10; emigrated to England, 1610.

  • Publications:

    Diogenes Laertius (1583); Strabo (1587); Aristotle (1591); Suetonius (1595); Theophrastus Characteres (1596); Theokritos (1596); Athenaios (1597-1600); De satyrica Graecorum poesi et Romanorum satira (1605; ed. Rambach, Halle, 1774 with Vita); Scriptores historia Augusti (1603, 1620); Persius (1605); Polybios (comm. & trans.) (1609); Apuleius (1614) 

  • Sources:

    F. Jacobs, EG I.15.248-52; J. Russel, Ephemerides I.C., 2 vols., (1850); M Patison (18892); Nisard, 309-456; J.J. Nazele (1897); F. Hoffmann, Histor. Taschenbuch X (1881) 1-60; EI 9, 286f. 

    Picture credit: After a painting from the collection of F. Roth-Scholz, Nüremberg.