Celtes, Conradus Protucius

Celtes, Conradus Protucius kōn´rädəs prō´to͝otsēəs kĕl´təs [key], pseud. of Konrad Pickel kôn´rät pĭk´əl [key], 1459–1508, German scholar and humanist. He traveled widely, lectured at several universities, became librarian to Maximilian I, and founded various societies dedicated to classical learning. He was made (1487) first German poet laureate. Of his works—didactic, lyric, and dramatic—his odes in the manner of Ovid and Horace are noteworthy. Celtes discovered the works of the nun Hrotswith (Roswitha von Gandersheim).

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