Biography of Beatus Rhenanus

This article contains a concise biographical timeline for Beatus Rhenanus (1485-1547). He was a German humanist, classical scholar, religious reformer, and book collector. Upon his death, his collection of books went into the ownership of his hometown. They can still be seen today in the Humanist Library of Sélestat.

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1485 – He is born in Alsace.

1503 – He goes to study at the University of Paris.

1507 – He returns to Schlettstadt and then moved to Strassburg.

1510 – He writes a biography of Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg.

1511 – He moves to Basle.

1519 – He writes a work on Tacitus.

1520 – He publishes an edition of Velleius Paterculus.

1522 – He writes a work on Livy.

1526 – He returns to Schlettstadt.

1531 – He publishes Rerum Germanicarum Libri III.

1540-1541 – He writes a nine-volume work on his friend Erasmus.

1547 – He dies in Strasbourg.

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1 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatus_Rhenanus

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