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

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Reuchlin, Johannes
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A. Life and work

The German Humanist, philosopher, poet, jurist, diplomat, philologist and translator Johannes (or Johann) R. was born on January 29, 1455 at Pforzheim and died on June 30, 1522 at Stuttgart. His name was sometimes Hellenized as Kapnion (from kapnós, 'smoke', playing on German Rauch; also Capnion/Capnio). He was the son of Georg R., a monastery official. Through his sister, Elisabeth Reuter, he was a great-uncle of Philipp Melanchthon. After attending the Lateinschule at Pforzheim, he studied (from 1470) grammar, philosophy and rhetoric at Freiburg. In…

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Riedel, Volker (Berlin), “Reuchlin, Johannes”, 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 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004946>
First published online: 2015



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