Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Hutten, Ulrich von
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A. Life

The German Humanist, poeta laureatus, political activist, publicist and Imperial knight Ulrich von H. was born into a family of knights on April 21, 1488, at Burg Steckelberg south of Fulda. He probably died on August 29, 1523 on the island of Ufenau in Lake Zurich. As the first-born, H.'s predestined path was that of a cleric, and he received a basic education in Latin and church music between 1499 and 1503 at the monastery school of the Benedictine Abbey at Fulda. Years of teaching and journeying followed, taking him to a number of universities (1503–1510: Erfurt, Mainz, Cologne, …

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Wyss, Beatrice (Bern), “Hutten, Ulrich von”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004881>
First published online: 2015



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