Franciscus Irenicus

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Franciscus Irenicus, byname of Franz Friedlieb (1494/1495 – 1553) was a German humanist and historian.

He was born in Ettlingen and died in Gemmingen. He studied at the famous Latin school in Pforzheim, where Philipp Melanchthon[1] was a fellow student in 1508-09. As a patriotic humanist he describes Germany in twelve books: Germaniæ exegeseos volumina duodecim a Francisco Irenico Ettelingiaco exarata, which appeared in Hagenau in 1518.


  1. ^ Corpus Reformatorum 10:259.

Melanchthon, Philipp, Corpus Reformatorum, eds. K. Bretschneider and H. Bindseil, 28 vols (Halle: Schwetschke, 1834–60).

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