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Wimpfeling, Jakob
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(Jul 25, 1450, Schlettstadt [Sélestat] – Nov 17, 1528, Schlettstadt), Humanist (Humanism). After studying philosophy, law, and theology at Freiburg, Erfurt, and Heidelberg (where he was rector of the university in 1481/1482), he served as cathedral vicar in Speyer from 1484 to 1498, then occupied a chair of poetry and rhetoric at Heidelberg until 1501 and finally worked as a teacher and writer in Straßburg (Strasbourg) and Schlettstadt. He championed a renewal of education based on the Latin writers and poets of antiquity, the patristic period, and the Middle Ages (Sty…

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Zschoch, Hellmut, “Wimpfeling, Jakob”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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