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Alexander Hegius

(d. 1498) German humanist; headmaster of the Deventer grammar school, where he taught Erasmus of Rotterdam. AW J. C. Bedaux, Hegius Poeta (1998).—— ‘Alexander ...

Hegius, Alexander

Hegius, Alexander (1498)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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..., Alexander (d. 1498 ) German humanist ; headmaster of the *Deventer grammar school, where he taught Erasmus of Rotterdam. Annemarieke Willemsen J. C. Bedaux , Hegius Poeta (1998). —— ‘Alexander Hegius als Dichter’, Northern Humanism in European Context, 1469–1625 , ed. F. Akkerman et al . (1999), 52–62. —— ‘Alexander Hegius und seine Dialoge’, Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bonnensis , ed. R. Schnur (2006),...

Hegius, Alexander

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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..., Alexander ( 1433–98 ), German humanist educator. He was a student of Rudolfus Agricola and in 1465 became rector of the school of the Brethren of the Common Life in Deventer. His introduction of humanist ideals and methods into the school made it one of the first humanist schools in northern Europe. His pupils included Erasmus and Adriaan Florenszoon Dedal (later Pope Adrian VI ). Neue Deutsche Biographie ; Jan Bedaux , Hegius poeta: Het leven en de latijnse gedichten van Alexander Hegius ...

Alexander Hegius

Alexander Hegius  

(d. 1498) German humanist; headmaster of the Deventer grammar school,where he taught Erasmus of Rotterdam.AWJ. C. Bedaux, Hegius Poeta (1998).—— ‘Alexander Hegius als Dichter’, Northern Humanism in ...
Johannes Murmellius

Johannes Murmellius  

(1480–1517),Dutch humanist educator. He was born in Gelderland and studied in Deventer under Hegius. He later taught in Münster (at the cathedral school), Alkmaar, and Deventer. Murmellius was the ...
Deventer

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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...founded at Diepenveen (near Deventer) the convent of regular canonesses of St Augustine: this was the basis of the female branch of the chapter of Windesheim. At the end of the 15th c., Deventer became a centre of Humanism : this was the time when the Humanist Alexander Hegius ( c. 1433–1498 ) taught at the chapter school; among his pupils was the young Erasmus ( 1469–1536 ). P. Debongnie , “ Brinckerinck, Jean ”, DSp , 1, 1937, 1959-1960. C. Van der Wansem , Het ontstaan en de geschiedenis der Broederschap van het Gemene Leven tot 1400 ,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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...humanist Pietro Martire d'Anghiera . In northern Europe the most influential school was the Deventer school run by the Brethren of the Common Life , who subsequently established schools throughout the Netherlands and Germany. The first humanist headmaster at Deventer was Alexander Hegius , and through his influence the schools introduced a syllabus that was to shape the thinking and values of influential humanists such as Erasmus, Nicholas of Cusa , and Rudolfus Agricola . In England the schools of Deventer, Mantua, and Ferrara were important models for...

Erasmus, Desiderius

Erasmus, Desiderius (1466–1536)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...son of Rogerius Gerardus . Christened ‘Herasmus’; he took in adult life the name of ‘Desiderius’ as a Latinized form of ‘Erasmus’, itself a supposed Greek equivalent of his baptismal name. He went to school first at Gouda and then at Deventer, where the humanist, Alexander Hegius, was one of his masters and where he came under the influence of the ‘ Brethren of the Common Life ’. Despite considerable reluctance, he became an Augustinian Canon at St Gregory's, Steyn, nr. Gouda, in 1487 , and eagerly began to read the Classics and the Fathers. In ...

Erasmus, Desiderius

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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...the schooling of the two brothers locally in Gouda, whence they came, and they were then sent (about 1478 ) to the more advanced school of the chapter of Saint Lebuin at Deventer, where the new learning was available and where by 1483 the headmaster was the humanist Alexander Hegius , a friend of the famous Rodolphus Agricola ( Roelof Huysman ). After the death of their father in 1484 the two boys were sent by their guardians to a school at 's Hertogenbosch to live, as at Deventer, in a hostel run by the Brothers of the Common Life. In 1487 both...

History of Linguistics

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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...the middle of the 15th century. Valla attacked the Doctrinale of Alexandre de Villedieu , the medieval lexicographers, and the modistic grammarians. His main charge against all these writers was that they were purveyors of corrupt Latinity, and hence impostors. In a concentrated attack on the Doctrinale later in the century, Giovanni Sulpizio Verulano argued that it was too obscure to be an effective pedagogical tool. A fiery invective against the Modistae was written by Alexander Hegius , an educational reformer active in Deventer in the closing decades...

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