Julius Caesar Scaliger (della Scala, Scaligeri, Bordon, Bordonius), 1484-1558. Catholic humanist philosopher, physician and botanist. A stout follower of Aristotle, he won fame for his vitriolic attacks on Erasmus. His views on literature, which placed Seneca and Virgil above the Greeks, were widely followed.
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Catalog of the Scientific Community: Scaliger, Julius Caesar
Biographical information presented as part of the Galileo Project.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Julius Caesar Scaliger
Article by Paul Lejay on this scholar's life and writings.
Wikipedia: Julius Caesar Scaliger
Entry incorporating material from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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