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

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Wimpfeling, Jakob
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A. Life

The Humanist pedagogue, writer, editor, Catholic theologian and advocate of church reform [8]; [9]; [11]; [13] Jakob W. was born on July 25, 1450 at Sélestat (Schlettstadt, Alsace), where he also died on November 15, 1528. He attended the Sélestat Lateinschule under Ludwig Dringenberg before studying the artes liberales at Freiburg from 1464 and beginning studies in theology. He took his baccalaureus artium in 1466, then had an interlude at the University of Erfurt. He matriculated at the University of Heidelberg in late 1469, then began teaching at …

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Huber-Rebenich, Gerlinde (Bern), “Wimpfeling, Jakob”, 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 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_005014>
First published online: 2015



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