NIKOLAES HEINSIUS (1620-1681) , Dutch
See also:scholar, son of Daniel Heinsius, was
See also:born at
See also:Leiden on the loth of
See also:July 162o . His boyish Latin poem of
See also:Breda expugnata was printed in 1637, and attracted much
See also:attention . In 1642 he began his wanderings with a visit to England in
See also:search of
See also:MSS. of the
See also:classics; but he met with little courtesy from the
See also:English scholars . In 1644 he was sent to
See also:Spa to drink the
See also:waters; his
See also:health restored, he set out once more in search of codices, passing through
See also:Louvain, Brussels, Mechlin, Antwerp and so back to Leiden, everywhere collating MSS. and taking philological and textual notes . Almost immediately he set out again, and arriving in
See also:Paris was welcomed with open arms by the French savants . After investigating all the classical texts he could
See also:lay hands on, he proceeded southwards, and visited on the same quest
See also:Marseilles, Pisa, Florence (where he paused to issue a new edition of Ovid) and Rome . Next
See also:year, 1647, found him in Naples, from which he fled during the reign of
See also:Masaniello; he pursued his labours in Leghorn, Bologna, Venice and
See also:Padua, at which latter city he published in 1648 his
See also:volume of
See also:original Latin
See also:verse entitled Italica . He proceeded to Milan, and worked for a considerable
See also:time in the Ambrosian library; he was preparing to explore
See also:Switzerland in the same patient manner, when the
See also:news of his
See also:father's illness recalled him hurriedly to Leiden . He was soon called away to
See also:Stockholm at the invitation of
See also:Queen Christina, at whose
See also:court he waged war with
See also:Salmasius, who accused him of having supplied Milton with facts from the
See also:life of that
See also:great but irritable scholar . Heinsius paid a flying visit to Leiden in 165o, but immediately returned to Stockholm . In 1651 he once more visited Italy; the
See also:remainder of his life was divided between
See also:Upsala and
See also:Holland . He collected his Latin poems into a volume in 1653 .
His latest labours were the editing of Velleius Paterculus in 1678, and of
See also:Flaccus in 1680 . He died at the
See also:Hague on the 7th of
See also:October 1681 . Nikolaes Heinsius was one of the purest and most elegant of Latinists, and if his scholarship was not quite so perfect as that of his father, he displayed higher gifts as an original writer . His illegitimate son, NIKOLAES HEINSIUS (b . 1655), was the author of The Delightful Adventures and Wonderful Life of Mirandor (1675), the single Dutch
See also:romance of the 17th century . He had to flee the
See also:country in 1677 for committing a
See also:murder in the streets of the Hague, and died in obscurity .
HEINSIUS (or HEINS) DANIEL (1580-1655)
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