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Celtis, Conrad
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(Celtes; name Lat. from Bickel, Gk form: Protucius; Feb 1, 1459, Wipfeld – Feb 4, 1508, Vienna), a universal scholar and humanist (known since the 19th cent. as “the Archhumanist”). From 1476 to 1485, he studied the liberal arts and theology in Cologne as well as Heidelberg, where he attended the lectures of Agricola and earned his M.A. in 1485. He then taught poetics at Erfurt, Rostock, and Leipzig until 1487, when he became the first German to be crowned “poet laureate” by emperor Frederick III. From 1487 to 1497, he undertook ext…

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Machilek, Franz, “Celtis, Conrad”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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