(1481–1542), lawyer, professor of law at Wittenberg, humanist, diplomat, and legal adviser from 1512 to 1542 to his native city of Nuremberg. Scheurl was charged with representing the city's interests at various courts, serving on diplomatic missions, and delivering learned legal opinions on problems facing the city government. Scheurl's work apparently satisfied the council, for it continually renewed his five-year contract until his death.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).