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Franciscus Junius

Junius, Franciscus, 1589–1677, French philologist; son of Franciscus Junius (1545–1602), French Huguenot theologian. The younger Franciscus Junius was born in Heidelberg and lived chiefly in Holland and England. A pioneer in the study of Gothic and Anglo-Saxon, he owned and edited a unique manuscript of Anglo-Saxon poems formerly attributed to Cædmon—now called the Junius Manuscript (Bodleian Lib., Oxford). For a modern edition, see G. P. Krapp, The Junius Manuscript (1931).

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