Contemporaries of Erasmus

Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation, Volume 1 - A-E

Peter G. Bietenholz Editor
Thomas B. Deutscher Associate Editor
Copyright Date: 1985
Pages: 462
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    Contemporaries of Erasmus
    Book Description:

    Offers biographical information about the more than 1900 people mentioned in the correspondence and works of Erasmus who died after 1450 and were thus approximately his contemporaries.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7332-8
    Subjects: History
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  1. Front Matter (pp. i-viii)
  2. Table of Contents (pp. ix-x)
  3. Preface (pp. xi-xii)
  4. Editorial Notes (pp. xiii-xiv)
  5. BIOGRAPHIES (pp. 3-448)

    Henry ABINGDON d by September 1497 Abingdon (Abyndon), whose name may have been connected with the village of Abington, near Cambridge, is first documented in 1445. He was succentor at Wells in 1447 and a canon in 1458, and became master of the children’s choir of the Chapel Royal in 1456. In 1464 he received the first bachelor of music degree known to have been granted at Cambridge. In the same year he was master of St Catherine’s hospital, Bedminster, Bristol.

    In his youth, Thomas *More composed three epigrams on Abingdon’s death, one of which was criticized by Germain de...

  6. Works Frequently Cited (pp. 451-455)
  7. Short Title Forms for Erasmus’ Works (pp. 456-458)
  8. Contributors (pp. 459-460)
  9. Illustration Credits (pp. 461-462)


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