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Biographies of two Dutch scholars (Biographien niederländischer Gelehrter); Vienna (Wien), ÖNB, Cod. 9058

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MeMO text carrier ID 263
Name Biographies of two Dutch scholars (Biographien niederländischer Gelehrter); Vienna (Wien), ÖNB, Cod. 9058
[1021] Vita Wesseli Groningensis 1r - 2r
[1534] Vita Rudolphi Agricolae 3r - 6v
[993] Desiderius Erasmus, Autobiographia ad Conradum Coclenium 7r - 10v
[994] Notula de die natali et mortis Erasmi Rotterodami 11v -
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Type of text carrier Manuscript with more than one text
Classification Miscellany
Short description 16th century manuscript, containing biographies of two Dutch humanists, the 15th century Groningen scholars Wessel Gansfort and Rodolphus Agricola, probably written by their contemporary Goswinus van Halen.
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Holding institution Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB)
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Identifier in collection Cod. 9058
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Accessibility Facsimile on website of ONB
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  • >1500-<1600
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  • Goswinus van Halen
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  • paper
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Number of leaves 11
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Additional remarks Dimensions: quarto. Kan (1894, 3), however, described it as a "lib[er] maximae formae".
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Provenance Sebastian Tengnagel (1573-1636), Hofbibliothekar in Vienna from 1608 to 1633.
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  • Kan, J.B., Wesseli Groningensis, Rodolphi Agricolae, Erasmi Roterodami Vitae ex codice Vindobonensi typis descriptae, 4-9
  • Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB), Facsimile of Biographies of two Dutch scholars, http://data.onb.ac.at/rec/AL00177808
Additional remarks
  • Akkerman, F., Agricola Musicae Studiosus, in: Akkerman, F.; Laan, A.H. van der; Vanderjagt, A.J., Northern Humanism in European Context, 1469-1625. From the 'Adwert Academy' to Ubbo Emmius. (Leiden 1999), 43-51, 43-45
  • Akkerman, F., Rudolf Agricola: een humanistenleven, Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 75 (1983), 47-66
  • Akkerman, F.; Vanderjagt, A.J., Bibliography, in: Vanderjagt, A.J.; Akkerman, F., Rodolphus Agricola Phrisius 1444-1485. Proceedings of the International Conference at the University of Groningen 28-30 October 1985 (Leiden 1988), 313-344, 316-317, 319, 326-327
  • Carasso-Kok, M., Repertorium van verhalende historische bronnen uit de middeleeuwen. Heiligenlevens, annalen, kronieken en andere in Nederland geschreven verhalende bronnen (Den Haag 1981), 291-293; 272; 273
  • Chevalier, U., Répertoire des sources historiques du Moyen-Age. Bio-bibliographie II (Paris 1907), 76, 4757
  • Jansen, H.P.H., ..., in: Formsma, W.J.; Buist, M.G., Historie van Groningen. Stad en land (Groningen 1976),
  • Kan, J.B., Nieuwe levensberichten van Wessel Gansfort en Rudolph Agricola, in: , Groningsche Volkalmanak voor het Jaar 1899 (Groningen 1898), 66-83
  • Kooiman, P.; Akkerman, F., Agricola Musicae Studiosus, in: Akkerman, F.; Laan, A.H. van der; Vanderjagt, A.J., Northern Humanism in European Context, 1469-1625. From the 'Adwert Academy' to Ubbo Emmius. (Leiden 1999), 43-51, 43-45
  • Moolenbroek, Jaap van, Een bijzondere gastdocent. Wessel Gansfort in het Groningse klooster Aduard, Kunstlicht: Periodical concerning art and architecture from the antiquity until present (day). 23 (2007), 27-31, 29
  • Muller Fz., S., Lijst van Noord-Nederlandsche kronijken met opgave van bestaande handschriften en litteratuur (Utrecht 1880), 97
  • Nauwelaerts, M.A., Rodolphus Agricola (The Hague 1963), 7, 10, 25, 154
  • Oberman, H.A., Wessel Gansfort: 'Magister contradictionis', in: Akkerman, F.; Huisman, G.C.; Vanderjagt, A.J., Wessel Gansfort (1419-1489) and Northern Humanism (Leiden 1993), 97-121, 100
  • Post, R.R., Kerkgeschiedenis van Nederland in de middeleeuwen I (Utrecht 1957), 397-399
  • Post, R.R., Kerkgeschiedenis van Nederland in de middeleeuwen II (Utrecht 1957), 219-224, 227
  • Rhijn, M. van, Goswinus van Halen, Nederlands(ch) Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis 18 (1925),
  • Rhijn, M. van, Studiën over Wessel Gansfort en zijn tijd (Utrecht 1933), 108-109, 137-159
  • Rhijn, M. van, Wessel Gansfort (The Hague 1917)
  • Romein, J., Geschiedenis van de Noord-Nederlandsche geschiedschrijving in de middeleeuwen. Bijdrage tot de beschavingsgeschiedenis (Haarlem 1932), 142, 156-158
  • Santing, Catrien, Terug naar Venus en de Muzen: het Italiëgevoel van Rudolf Agricola en zijn Friese bentgenoten, in: Boer, D.E.H. de; Nip, R.I.A.; Schaïk, Remi van, Het Noorden in het midden. Opstellen over de geschiedenis van de Noord-Nederlandse gewesten in de middeleeuwen en de nieuwe tijd (Assen 1998), 269-287, 275
  • Santing, Catrien; Akkerman, F., Rudolf Agricola en de Aduarder Academie, Groningse Volksalmanak. Historisch jaarboek voor Groningen (1987), 7-28, 18-19
  • Scheible, H., Melanchthons biografische Reden. Literarische Form und akademischer Unterricht, in: Berschin, W., Biograhie zwischen Renaissance und Barock. Zwölf Studien (Heidelberg 1993), 73-96, 86-87
  • Schoonbeeg, P., Agricola alter Maro, in: Vanderjagt, A.J.; Akkerman, F., Rodolphus Agricola Phrisius 1444-1485. Proceedings of the International Conference at the University of Groningen 28-30 October 1985 (Leiden 1988), 189-199, 189, 191
  • Schoonbeeg, P., Friderici Mauri Carmina. Edition with commentary, in: Akkerman, F.; Huisman, G.C.; Vanderjagt, A.J., Wessel Gansfort (1419-1489) and Northern Humanism (Leiden 1993), 327-386, 385
  • Straube, W., Die Agricola-Biographie des Johannes von Plieningen, in: Kühlmann, W., Rudolf Agricola 1444-1485. Protagonist des nordeuropäischen Humanismus zum 550. Geburtstag (Bern 1994), 11-48, 12, 41
  • Velden, H.E.J.M. van der, Rodolphus Agricola (Roelof Huusman) een Nederlandsch humanist der vijftiende eeuw (Leiden 1911)
  • Visser, D., Among the good teachers. Melanchthon on Wessel Gansfort, in: Akkerman, F.; Huisman, G.C.; Vanderjagt, A.J., Wessel Gansfort (1419-1489) and Northern Humanism (Leiden 1993), 142-153, 143
  • Waterbolk, E.H., Agricola en Petrarca, in: Waterbolk, E.H., Verspreide opstellen (Amsterdam 1981), 45-63, 46, 63
  • Waterbolk, E.H., Een hond in het bad. Enige aspecten van de verhouding tussen Erasmus en Agricola, in: Waterbolk, E.H., Verspreide opstellen (Amsterdam 1981), 27-44, 35, 44
  • Weiss, J.M., The Six Lifes of Rudolph Agricola. Forms and Functions of the Humanist Biography, Humanistica Lovaniensia 30 (1981), 19-39
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Authors

Personal details
Name Goswinus van Halen
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1468
Year/date of death 1530
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Goswinus was born around 1468 at Haelen near Roermond (Dutch name variant: Gozewijn; Latin name supplement: Halensis), of humble origins. He went north as a companion of Rodolphus Agricola, en was educated by Alexander Hegius at Deventer. He was employed as a 'famulus' by Wessel Gansfort and lived at the monastery at Aduard. In 1489, Goswinus entered the Frater- of Klerkenhuis at Groningen, where he became rector in 1497.
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Memorial text [1021] Vita Wesseli Groningensis
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Memorial text [1534] Vita Rudolphi Agricolae
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Memorial text in: [263] Biographies of two Dutch scholars (Biographien niederländischer Gelehrter); Vienna (Wien), ÖNB, Cod. 9058 [263]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • biographies
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Vita Wesseli Groningensis
MeMO memorial text ID 1021
Pagination or foliation
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Folio(s)
  • Folio 1r to 2r
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Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1500-<1600
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  • based on research
Specification 16th century.
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date ca.1500-<1517
Argumentation
  • based on research
Specification Either around 1500 (q.v. Van Rhijn 1917, A, p. vi), or between 1514 and 1517 (q.v. Romein 1932, 156).
Period covered by the memorial text
Date 1419-1480
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  • date(s) are mentioned in the text
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Original institution(s)
Institution [828] Broeders des gemenen levens (Mattheüshuis) (Brethren of the Common Life (St Matthew's House)), Groningen
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Institution [30] St. Bernardusabdij (Aduard) (St Bernard's Abbey (Aduard)), Aduard
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Institution [316] Agnietenberg, Regulieren (Bergklooster) (Mount St Agnes Monastery, Regular Canons (Bergklooster)), Zwolle
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  • Latin
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Person(s)
Name Goswinus van Halen
Sex male
Year of birth 1468
Year of death 1530
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Remarks Goswinus was born around 1468 at Haelen near Roermond (Dutch name variant: Gozewijn; Latin name supplement: Halensis), of humble origins. He went north as a companion of Rodolphus Agricola, en was educated by Alexander Hegius at Deventer. He was employed as a 'famulus' by Wessel Gansfort and lived at the monastery at Aduard. In 1489, Goswinus entered the Frater- of Klerkenhuis at Groningen, where he became rector in 1497.
Additional remarks
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Place(s) of production Probably the Fraterhuis at Groningen.
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Biography/gesta of officials (clergy)
Short summary of the contents First part of an (either unfinished or otherwise lost) biography of Wessel Gansfort, theologian from Groningen. It succinctly relates Wessel's travels in France and Italy and his lofty international connections (the later pope Sixtus IV, king Louis XI). The text abruptly ends in a monologue by Wessel showing his gratitude to Groningen patricians for supporting his studies.
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Number of biographies/gesta for men 1
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Structure of the biographies/gesta
  • thematical
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Type of the biographical information
  • virtues of the person
  • name of the person
  • relations with other people outside the institution
  • age and death of the person
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Incipit
Incipit Multi tum de Groninga tum ex longe remotis civitatibus...
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Explicit ...insigne nostrae civitatis ornamentum.
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Memorial text in: [263] Biographies of two Dutch scholars (Biographien niederländischer Gelehrter); Vienna (Wien), ÖNB, Cod. 9058 [263]

Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
Keywords (type(s) of memorial text)
  • biographies
Title and MeMO memorial text ID
Title Vita Rudolphi Agricolae
MeMO memorial text ID 1534
Pagination or foliation
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Folio(s)
  • Folio 3r to 6v
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Date of creation (physical object)
Date >1500-<1600
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  • based on research
Specification 16th century
Date of creation (contents of the text)
Date >1514-<1530
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  • based on research
Specification Either ca. 1514-1517 (Romein 1932, 156), or ca. 1528 (Jansen 1976, 168), or shortly before 1530 (Van der Velden 1911, 10-16).
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Date <1485
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Institution [828] Broeders des gemenen levens (Mattheüshuis) (Brethren of the Common Life (St Matthew's House)), Groningen
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  • Latin
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Description of hands
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Statement of responsibility
Person(s)
Name Goswinus van Halen
Sex male
Year of birth 1468
Year of death 1530
Role Author
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Remarks Goswinus was born around 1468 at Haelen near Roermond (Dutch name variant: Gozewijn; Latin name supplement: Halensis), of humble origins. He went north as a companion of Rodolphus Agricola, en was educated by Alexander Hegius at Deventer. He was employed as a 'famulus' by Wessel Gansfort and lived at the monastery at Aduard. In 1489, Goswinus entered the Frater- of Klerkenhuis at Groningen, where he became rector in 1497.
Additional remarks The author of this letter to Philip Melanchthon does not identify himself within the text. The text is however attributed to Goswinus.
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Place(s) of production Probably Groningen
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Short summary of the contents Letter from an unnamed humanist to Philip Melanchthon, relating the sender's reminiscences of Rodolphus Agricola.
Completeness of the texts
Number of biographies/gesta for men 1
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  • thematical
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Type of the biographical information
  • virtues of the person
  • name of the person
  • literary production of the person
  • age and death of the person
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Incipit
Incipit Gratiam et pacem cum salute. Salve mi undecumque doctissime Philip. Melan. ...
Explicit
Explicit ...ex cuius nominis literis auspicatus singulos versus Ane numero germanico primus versus incipit: als ic ghedenck.
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