Kaspar Ursinus Velius

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Kaspar Ursinus Velius (c. 1493 – 5 March 1539) was a German humanist scholar, poet and historian.

Title page from a book of 1522

Life[edit]

From Schweidnitz in Silesia (now Świdnica in Poland) he began life as secretary to Johann Thurzo, Bishop of Breslau. Later in Vienna he was court historian and poet laureate.[1] His De Bello Pannonico chronicled the wars of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor against John Zápolya and the Ottoman Empire. It was published in 1762,[2] in an edition by Adam František Kollár.

A friend of Johannes Göritz (Corycius), he visited Rome as an upcoming neo-Latin poet.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lambrecht, Karen. "Communicating Europe to the Region" (PDF). p. 14.
  2. ^ Boor, Helmut de (29 March 2018). "Geschichte der deutschen Literatur von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart". C.H.Beck – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Pastor, Ludwig (29 March 1891). "The history of the popes, from the close of the middle ages : drawn from the secret Archives of the Vatican and other original sources; from the German". London, J. Hodges – via Internet Archive.

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