JUNIUS, Faasciscus (1589-1677), son of the foregoing, was born at Heidelberg in 1589. Brought up at Leyden, his attention was diverted from military to theological studies by the peace of 1609 between Spain and the Netherlands. In 1620 he went to England, where he became librarian to the earl of Arundel, and remained thirty years. He devoted himself to the study of Anglo-Saxon, and afterwards of the cognate old Teutonic ]anguages, - a branch of study in which he has high claims to honour, not only from his own valuable labours in a hitherto almost completely neglected field, but also from having directed the scholarly attention of others to it. In 1650 Junius returned to Holland, where he continued to study as zealously as ever. For two years he lived in Friesland in order to study the peculiar old dialect. In 1675 he returned to England ; in 1677 he went to live at Windsor with his nephew, Isaac Vossius, in whose house he died, November 19, 1677.
The uneventful life of Junius was eminently the life of a student; fourteen hours a day were spent at his desk ; and the results are seen in his books, and in the rich collection of ancient NM., edited and annotated by him, which he bequeathed to the university of Oxford. Junius published Dc Pietura Vcterum, 1637 (in English by the author, 1633; enlarged and improved. edition, edited by Grrevius, who prefixed a life of Juninsi and with a catalogue of architects, painters, Ste., and their works, Rotterdam, 1694) ; Observationes in Willerand Abbatis Francicarn Paraphrasin Cantici Cantieorum, Arnst , 1655 ; Annotationes in Harmoniam LatinoFrancicam quatuor Brangelistarum, Latino a Tatiana confeetam, Amst,, 1655; Cmdmonis Paraphrasis .Poctica Genescos, Amst., 1655 ; Quatuor D. N. J. C. Evanycliorum. Version es Pe.rantiguto Dux, Gothiea scilicet et Anglo-Saxonica, Dort, 2 vols., 1665 (the Gothic version in this book Junius transcribed from the Silver Codex of Ulfilas ; the Anglo-Saxon version is from an edition by Thomas Marshall, whose notes to both versions are given, and a Gothic glossary by Junius) ; Etymologicum. Anglicanism, edited by Edmund Lye, and preceded by a life of Junius and 1-lickes's Anglo-Saxon grammar, Oxford, 1743. Grrevius gives a list of the MSS. presented by Junius to Oxford ; the most important are a version of the Ormulum, the version of Cmdmon, and 9 volumes containing Clogsarium V. Linguarum S'eptentrionalium.