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

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Brant, Sebastian
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A. Life

The German Humanist, jurist, poet, historian, editor and translator Sebastian B. took the Latinized Humanist name Titio ('firebrand'), but it never stuck. Probably born on August 31, 1457, the son of an innkeeper at Strasbourg, he died in the same city on May 10, 1521. In 1485 he married Elisabeth Bürgi of Basle (seven children). He studied the artes liberales from 1475, and probably law from 1476, at the University of Basle, which had been founded in 1459. He took a baccalaureate in law in 1477/78 and a licentiate in 1484. In 1489 he was Doctor utriusque iuris and extraordinary …

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Riedel, Volker (Berlin), “Brant, Sebastian”, 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 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004816>
First published online: 2015



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