Pirckheimer, Willibald
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German Humanist. Born Eichstätt 5. 12. 1470, died Nuremberg 22. 12. 1530. Initial tuition from his father, the Nuremberg patrician Johann P.; 1487 courtly and military training at the court of the Bishop of Eichstätt, Wilhelm von Reichenau. 1488/89–1495 studied law in Padua and Pavia, Greek at Padua with Laurentius Camers. 1496–1502 and 1505–1523, town councillor (Ratsherr) of the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg and participant in many embassies. 1499 Captain (Hauptmann) of the contingent of Nuremberg troops in the …

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Simons, Roswitha, “Pirckheimer, Willibald”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00564>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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