Category: Biographies

Biographies; 6th century AD

This article contains a list of biographies for people who were born in the 6th century AD. The master list of biographies is found here. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Biography of Procopius (c.500-c.565) ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

Biography of Procopius

Procopius of Caesarea (c.500-565) was a prominent late antique Byzantine Greek scholar from Palaestina Prima. The writings of Procopius are the primary source of information for the rule of the emperor Justinian I. His Secret History was unknown for centuries until it was discovered in the Vatican Library. It was… Continue Reading “Biography of Procopius”

Biography of Moses Shapira

Moses Shapira (1830-1884) was a Jerusalem antiquities dealer and purveyor of allegedly forged Biblical artifacts – the most high profile of which was the Shapira Scroll. The shame brought about by accusations that he was involved in the forging of ancient biblical texts drove him to suicide. “After one… Continue Reading “Biography of Moses Shapira”

Biography of Pierre Louÿs

Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He has been exposed for committing literary falsification in his Songs of the Poetess Bilitis. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1870 – He is born in… Continue Reading “Biography of Pierre Louÿs”

Biography of Montesquieu

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689-1755) “was a French judge, man of letters, and political philosopher. He is the principal source of the theory of separation of powers, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He is also known for doing more than… Continue Reading “Biography of Montesquieu”

Biography of Benedikt Niese

Jürgen Anton Benedikt Niese (1849-1910) was also known as also known as Benedict, Benediktus or Benedictus Niese, was a German classical scholar. best known for his then definitive editio maior of the works of the Jewish historian Josephus (Weidmann, Berlin, 1885–1895), based on a detailed study of the best… Continue Reading “Biography of Benedikt Niese”

Biography of Jacques Collin de Plancy

Jacques Albin Simon Collin de Plancy (1793-1881) was a French occultist, demonologist, and writer. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1793 – He is born in Plancy, France. 1818 – He publishes his Infernal Dictionary. 1821-1822 – He publishes his Critical Dictionary of Relics and Miraculous… Continue Reading “Biography of Jacques Collin de Plancy”

Biography of Friedrich Wagenfeld

Friedrich Wagenfeld (1810-1846) was a German philologist, author, and a known forger of a historical document. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1810 – He is born in Bremen. 1829-1832 – He studies philology in Gottingen. 1837 – He publishes his forgery of the entire text… Continue Reading “Biography of Friedrich Wagenfeld”

Biography of Gerhard Nicolaas Heerkens

Gerhard Nicolaas Heerkens (1726-1801) was a Dutch hate poet, famous literary scholar, and a scientist. He was a member of the Zeeland society of sciences in Vlissingen, and of the Dutch society of sciences in Haarlem (among others). His pseudonym was Marius Curillus. He is… Continue Reading “Biography of Gerhard Nicolaas Heerkens”

Biography of Sebastian Münster

Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and Christian Hebraist scholar. He produced the first German description of the world in his Cosmographia from 1544, which was the first to introduce “separate maps for each of the four continents known then – America,… Continue Reading “Biography of Sebastian Münster”

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