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

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Pirckheimer, Willibald
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A. Life

Willibald P., the German Humanist, scholar and writer, was born into a wealthy family of Nuremberg patricians on December 5, 1470 at Eichstätt and died on December 22, 1530 at Nuremberg. His ancestor, Hans P., already with a considerable fortune, had in 1386 been coopted into the Kleinerer Rat (‘Lesser Council’), the de facto ruling committee of the city, as Junger Bürgermeister (‘Young Mayor’). P.’s great-grandfather Franz P. (1388–1451) laid the foundations of the considerable family library, with a particular interest in traditional scholastic li…

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Gruber, Joachim (Erlangen), “Pirckheimer, Willibald”, 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_004936>
First published online: 2015



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