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a.k.a. Jacob Gronow
(10 October 1645, Deventer
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- 21 October 1716, Leiden
) was a Dutch
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He was the son of the German classical scholar Johann Friedrich Gronovius
Johann Friedrich Gronovius was a German classical scholar and critic....
and Aleyda ten Nuyl from Deventer, and father of the botanist Jan Frederik Gronovius
Jan Frederik Gronovius was a Dutch botanist notable as a patron of Linnaeus....
. His family moved to Leiden in 1658 and he married Anna van Vredenburch from Rotterdam on 5 May 1680 http://www.gronovius.com/f_1.html#20
Gronovius is chiefly known as the editor of the Thesaurus antiquitatum Graecarum
(1697-1702, in 13 volumes).