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Johannes Meursius (van Meurs) (February 9, 1579September 20, 1639), Dutch classical scholar and antiquary, was born at Loosduinen, near Den Haag. Nicolas Chorier falsely contended that Meursius had translated Académie des dames ou le meursius francais.

Satyra sotadica

The School of Women first appeared as a work in Latin entitled Aloisiae Sigaeae, Toletanae, Satyra sotadica de arcanis Amoris et Veneris. This manuscript claimed that it was originally written in Spanish by Luisa Sigea de Velasco, an erudite poetess and maid of honor at the court of Lisbon and was then translated into Latin by Jean or Johannes Meursius. The attribution to Sigea was a lie and Meursius was a complete fabrication; the true author was Nicolas Chorier.




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