Author: Petrus Cunaeus
Petrus Cunaeus (1586, Vlissingen - 1638, Leiden) was
the alias of the Dutch scientist Pieter van der Cun. He was
only fourteen years old when he registered himself to the
University of Leiden to learn Greek and Hebrew. Afterwards
he was educated in theology and law. He was also inaugurated
in Rabbinical Study and the Aramaic language. In 1612 he became
a professor of Latin, in 1613 a professor of Constitutional
law and in 1615 a professor of Jurisprudence. In 1616 he married
Maria van Zeyst, the oldest daughter of Nicolaus van Zeyst,
administrator and major advisor of Leiden. Finally it is worthy
of note that he acted as headmaster of the Leiden University
in 1623, 1624, 1632 and 1637.
Pieter van der Cun is considered to be, in his time,
one of the most foremost authorities concerning Jewish texts.
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