Heinsius, Daniel (däˈnēĕl hĪnˈsēəs) [key], 1580–1655, Dutch classicist. One of the most famous Renaissance scholars, he edited many Latin works, composed fine Latin poetry, and wrote in Dutch as well. His son Nikolaas Heinsius, 1620–81, rivaled his father as an author and editor of Latin poetry.
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