Nicolaas Blanckaert (1624 - 1703) was a Dutch philologist, historian, and professor. Although his immediate family is known, virtually nothing is known of his background and education. Is father, Stefan Blanckaert, was a schout (sheriff). While he is little known now, during his lifetime he was a prolific and respected author, editor and scholar. He published a broad array of translations from the Greek, including in 1683 Harpocration's Lexicon, the first published translation of that work (virtually the only lexicon of ancient Greek oratory to survive.) By 1662 he was professor of history and politics in Leiden, and was a historian for the Order of Zeeland. He would in 1669 become professor of Greek at the University of Franeker, a position he probably held until his death in that city.

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