Peutinger, Konrad

Peutinger, Konrad kôn´rät poi´tĭng–ər [key], 1465–1547, German antiquarian, diplomat, politician, and economist. One of the earliest writers in Germany on Roman inscriptions, he introduced the Italian Renaissance spirit into his native land. He is known chiefly as the owner of the Tabula Peutingeriana, or Peutinger Table, an ancient plan of military roads of the Roman Empire, now in the National Library, Vienna.

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