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Crotus Rubeanus
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[German Version]

(Johann Jäger; 1480, Dornheim near Arnstadt, Thüringen – c. 1545, Halberstadt), German humanist. He enrolled at the University of Erfurt in 1498, where he joined the circle of humanists around Mutianus Rufus, and lived in the same students' hostel as Luther. He became the mentor of U. v. Hutten around 1503, and earned his M.A. in 1507. He was the principal author of the first section of the Epistolae obscurorum virorum , which was written in Fulda in 1515. In 1517, he completed his Dr. theol. in Bologna, where he became a partisan of Luther. Having b…

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Raeder, Siegfried, “Crotus Rubeanus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03298>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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