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

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Hessus, Helius Eobanus
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A. Life and key works

The neo-Latin poet and Humanist teacher Eoban Koch was born on January 6, 1488, at Frankenberg (Hesse), and died at Marburg an der Lahn on October 4, 1540 [5. vol. 1, 1–9]; [7]; [14]; [16]; [26]. After attending the Lateinschule (1502–1504) of Jakob Horlaeus in Frankenberg, he matriculated in 1504 at the University of Erfurt, graduating in 1506 as Baccalaureus artium and gaining a master's degree in 1509. His first contact with Humanist circles at Erfurt came through Maternus Pistoris, later through his key patron, Mutianus Rufus.…

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Huber-Rebenich, Gerlinde (Bern), “Hessus, Helius Eobanus”, 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 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004877>
First published online: 2015



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