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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 138 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CORDERIUS, the Latinized form of name used by MATHURIN CORDIER (c. 1480-1564), French schoolmaster, a native of Normandy or Perche. He possessed special tact and liking for teaching children, and taught first at Paris, where Calvin was among his pupils, and, after a number of changes, finally at Geneva, where he died on the 8th of September 1564. He wrote several books for children; the most famous is his Colloquia (Colloquiorum scholasticorum libri quatuor), which has passed through innumerable editions, and was used in schools for three centuries after his time. He also wrote: Principia Latine loquendi scribendique, sive selecta quaedam ex Epistolis Ciceronis; De corrupti sermonis apud Gallos emendatione et Latine loquendi Ratione; De syllabarum quantitate; Conciones sacrae viginti rex Galliae; Catonis disticha de moribus (with Latin and Frenchtranslation) ; Remontrances et exhortations au roi el aux grands de son royaume. See monograph by E. A. Berthault, De M. Corderio el creatis apud Protestantes litterarum studiis (1875).
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