Paulus Merula (1588-1607)

Merula was born in the Dutch city of Dordrecht. He began his studies in 1578 at Leiden university and later went to Orléans en Genève to complete his education. After practising as an advocate in Leiden he became professor of History at Leiden in 1593 succeeding the famous Lipsius and in 1598 library director of the Academia Lugduno-Batava as well as official historian of the Netherlands. Merula died during a visit of Rostock (Germany) .

  • Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis Descriptio. In: Cosmographia. Amsterdam 1605. (private collection)

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