Jozef IJsewijn

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Jozef IJsewijn (1973)

Jozef A. M. K. IJsewijn (Zwijndrecht, 30 December 1932 – Leuven, 27 November 1998) was a Belgian Latinist. He studied classical philology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he became a professor in 1967. An authority on Neo-Latin literature (Latin texts since the beginning of humanism in the 14th century),[1] IJsewijn has been called "the founding father of modern neo-Latin studies".[2] In 1980, he was awarded the Francqui Prize on Human Sciences. A collection of essays in his memory was published in 2000.[3]


  • De sacerdotibus sacerdotiisque Alexandri Magni et Lagidarum eponymis, 1961
  • (ed. with G. Verbeke) The late middle ages and the dawn of humanism outside Italy; proceedings of the international conference, Louvain, May 11-13, 1970, 1972
  • Companion to neo-Latin studies, 1977
  • (ed. with Jaques Paquet) The universities in the late Middle Ages, 1978
  • (ed.) Martini Dorpii Naldiceni orationes IV: cum apologia et litteris adnexis by Maarten van Dorp (nl), 1986
  • (tr. and ed. with Barbara Lawatsch-Boomgaarden) Voyage to Maryland (1633) = Relatio itineris in Marilandiam by Andrew White, 1995.


  1. ^ D. Sacré-G. Tournoy (edd.), Myricae. Essays on Neo-Latin Literature in Memory of Jozef IJsewijn, Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia 16 (Leuven 2000)
  2. ^ Erika Rummel; Milton Kooistra (2007). Reformation Sources: The Letters of Wolfgang Capito and His Fellow Reformers in Alsace and Switzerland. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-7727-2032-0. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  3. ^ Dirk Sacré and Gilbert Tournoy, eds., Myricae : essays on neo-Latin literature in memory of Jozef IJsewijn, 2000.