Jan Bake (1 September 1787 – 26 March 1864) was a Dutch philologist and critic. He was born in Leiden, and from 1817 to 1854 he was professor of Greek and Roman literature at the university.
His principal works are:-
- Posidonii Rhodii Reliquiae Doctrinae (1810)
- Cleomedis Circularis Doctrina de Sublimitate (1820)
- Bibliotheca Critica Nova (1825–1831)
- Scholica Hypomnemata (1837–1862), a collection of essays dealing mainly with Cicero and the Attic orators
- Cicero, De Legibus (1842) and De Oratore (1863)
- Apsinis et Longini Rhethorica (1849).
His biography was written (in Dutch) by his pupil Bakhuizen van der Brink (1865); for an appreciation of his services to classical literature see L Müller, Geschichte der klassischen Philologie in den Nederlanden (1869).
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. .