Alexander Curtius

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Alexander Carolus Curtius (Lithuanian: Aleksandras Karolis Kuršius) was a Lithuanian nobleman and scholar[1] purported to be the first Lithuanian immigrant to The New World.[2] He founded the first Latin school in New York in 1659 and became its headmaster.[3] Due to disciplinary problems and disputes over salary, he returned to Holland in 1661.


  1. ^ "First Latin School of New Amsterdam Marker". 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Research & Articles on Lithuanian Americans". 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Early Schools and Schoolmasters of New Amsterdam Part III". The History Box. Retrieved 2012-08-16.