Campen, John De

Campen, John De, was born at Campen, in Overyssel, about 1490. He studied Hebrew under Reuchlin, and filled the Hebrew professorship at Louvain from 1519 to 1531, after which he traveled into Italy, Germany, and Poland. At Rome he was enrolled among the Hebraeists of the pope. On his way back to Louvain he died of the plague, Sept. 7, 1538. He published De naturE litterarum etpunctorum Hebraicorum ex variis Elice Levite opusculis libellus (1520, 12mo); also Psalmorumm omniumjuxta Hebraicam veritatem paraphrastica interpretatio (1532, 16mo; trans. into English, Lond. 1535, 24mo): — Paraphrasis in Salmonis Ecclesiastem, and Commentarioli in Epist. Pauli ad Romans et Galatians (Venice, 1534). — Biog. Univ. 6:637; Landon, Eccl. Dictionary, 1:525.

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