Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Adrianus Turnebus (Adrien Turnèbe or Tournèbe) (1512 - June 12, 1565) was a French classical scholar.

Adrianus Turnebus Life
Turnebus was born at Les Andelys in Normandy. At the age of twelve he was sent to Paris to study, and attracted great notice by his remarkable abilities. After having held the post of professor of belles-lettres in the University of Toulouse, in 1547 he returned to Paris as professor (or royal reader) of Greek at the College Royal.
In 1552 he was entrusted with the printing of the Greek books at the royal press, in which he was assisted by his friend, Guillaume Morel. Joseph Justus Scaliger was his pupil. He died of tuberculosis on June 12, 1565.