Reuchlin, Johannes (1455-1522)
Famous for the two portraits of Gregory of Nazianzus and Elias of Crete, as well as for a unique cycle of illustrations in honor of Gregory (of which 5 have been lost), this codex is also noteworthy for its content (19 commentaries by Elias of Crete, still unpublished in Greek) and for the story of its creation. The commentaries were copied around the end of the 12th or the beginning of the 13th century, a project that did not provide for miniatures on the frontispiece. These were added a short time later, together with a prologue. The codex still retains the binding that was created in Constantinople between 1435 and 1437 during a restoration for its new owner, the Dominican John of Ragusa, who brought the codex to Basel in 1437.
Online Since: 06/22/2017
This manuscript was owned by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide, who donated it to the Carthusian Monastery of Basel; it contains a collection of speeches and letters by renowned humanists such as Poggio Bracciolini and Enea Silvio Piccolomini— among them an original letter from Johannes Reuchlin to Jakob Louber— with texts by Greek and Oriental authors in Latin translation. Parts of the manuscript are written by Heynlin and Reuchlin.
Online Since: 10/04/2018
- Reuchlin, Johannes: Epistula ad Iacobum Louber data, Stuttgart 1488 Juli 22 (285r-285v)
Incipit: S.P.D. Verti e greco Proclum de laudibus beatissime virginis Christique, nativitate eamque, omiliam tibi latinam feci tuoque nomini propriamque
Explicit: Sed lege epistolam meam et exequere vota, pater optime mihique cum semper antea tum etiam quoad vixero charissime. Vale in Christo feliciter. Ex Stutgardia XI Kal. Aug. anno MCCCC LXXXVIII. M. Joannes Reuchlin phorcen. ll. doctor
- Reuchlin, Johannes: Epistula ad Iacobum Louber data, 1488 (286r-290v)
Incipit: Recte felicem iudicavi
Explicit: deo adiuvante plura dabo. Vale.
- Reuchlin, Johannes (Scribe) Found in: Standard description
- Balue, Jean (Author) | Basilius, Caesariensis (Author) | Blondus, Flavius (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Translator) | Guarinus, Veronensis (Translator) | Heynlin, Johannes (Author) | Heynlin, Johannes (Librarian) | Heynlin, Johannes (Annotator) | Heynlin, Johannes (Former possessor) | Heynlin, Johannes (Scribe) | Hippocrates (Author) | Johannes, Ioffridi (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Louis XI., France, Roi (Author) | Maximus, Tyrius (Author) | Mehmed II., Osmanisches Reich, Sultan (Author) | Perottus, Nicolaus (Translator) | Pius II, Papa (Author) | Plutarchus (Author) | Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco (Author) | Proclus, Constantinopolitanus (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Scribe) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Translator) | Senilis, Paulus (Author) Found in: Standard description
The provost and dramatist Johannes Aal (ca. 1500-1551) was a leading figure in 16th century Solothurn. This composite manuscript, produced between 1517 and 1518, gives an insight into his time as a student. It contains excerpts on Greek and Latin grammar and rhetoric, writings on music theory, as well as excerpts from Petrarch, Guarini, Johannes Reuchlin, Sebastian Brant and others.
Online Since: 06/25/2015
- Aal, Johannes (Former possessor) | Basilius, Caesariensis (Author) | Guarinus, Veronensis (Author) | Lactantius, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus (Author) | Ovidius Naso, Publius (Author) | Petrarca, Francesco (Author) | Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Author) | Vegius, Mapheus (Author) Found in: Standard description