(b Antwerp, 1529; d ?Munich, 1567). Flemish writer, active in Germany. He studied medicine, philosophy and history in Ghent, Nuremberg and Basle under Hieronymus Wolf (1516–80), who subsequently summoned him to Augsburg, where he was appointed librarian to Jakob Fugger in the 1550s. He was recommended by Fugger to Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, in 1553 and travelled widely within Germany, visiting Rome, Padua and Bologna (1563). He is portrayed in a medallion (1563; Munich, Staatl. Münzsamml.) and his life is described by Heinrich Pantaleon (1522–95) in Prosographiae heroum atque illustrium virorum totius Germaniae (Basle, 1565) for which he himself wrote biographies, including that of Orlando di Lasso (1532–94).
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.