Julius Caesar Scaliger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Julius Caesar Scaliger

Italian philosopher

Date of Birth: 23-Apr-1484

Place of Birth: Riva del Garda, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy

Date of Death: 21-Oct-1558

Profession: writer, physician, classical scholar, philosopher

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Julius Caesar Scaliger

  • Julius Caesar Scaliger (; April 23, 1484 – October 21, 1558), or Giulio Cesare della Scala, was an Italian scholar and physician, who spent a major part of his career in France.
  • He employed the techniques and discoveries of Renaissance humanism to defend Aristotelianism against the New Learning.
  • In spite of his arrogant and contentious disposition, his contemporary reputation was high.
  • Jacques Auguste de Thou claimed that none of the ancients could be placed above him and that he had no equal in his own time.

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