Brant, Sebastian


Brant, Sebastian
(1457-1521)
   German humanist and poet, a native of Strasbourg, educated in liberal arts and law at Basel. After graduation he taught there in both of these faculties and in 1496 received a professorship of civil and canon law. He also worked as an editor for several Basel publishers. In 1498 he published a collection of Latin poems. His lasting fame, however, depends on his vernacular Narrenschiff / Ship of Fools (1494), which humorously criticized various social classes and professions and was soon translated into Latin, French, Dutch, and English. In 1501 Brant moved back to Strasbourg, first as a legal adviser to the city government and then as the city's secretary. The Emperor Maximilian I appointed him an imperial councillor, and he served on several diplomatic missions.

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