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

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Melanchthon, Philipp
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A. Life

The German Humanist, religious reformer and polymath Philipp M. was born Philipp Schwarzerdt on February 16, 1497 at Bretten (near Karlsruhe). His patron Philipp Schwarzerdt (Johannes Reuchlin honoured him with the Hellenized Humanist surname M. in 1509), M. died on April 19, 1560 at Wittenberg. After studying Latin at the town Lateinschule and with the private tutor Johannes Unger in 1508/09, he obtained an excellent education at the Pforzheim Lateinschule, including learning Greek. He studied the artes liberales at Heidelberg from October 14, 1509, joining the…

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Fuchs, Thorsten (Gießen), “Melanchthon, Philipp”, 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 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004911>
First published online: 2015



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