Johannes Trithemius


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(1462–1516) Abbot of Sponheim (1483–1505), abbot of St Jakob at Würzburg (1506–16); humanist and bibliophile with ties to Conrad Celtis and the University of Heidelberg.

Trithemius encouraged the developing cult of St Anne and defended magical theology.


Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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