Benedict Chelidonius

(c. 1508—1521) author and abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Our Lady, Vienna

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An Austrian humanist of the late 15th c. and early 16th c., who was a monk at St Aegidius's monastery at Nuremberg and later abbot of the Schottenstift in Vienna. He wrote a Latin drama, Voluptatis cum virtute disceptatio (performed in 1515), which takes the form of a trial at law between the two parties, lust and virtue. He also wrote Latin religious poems (Carmina de vita Mariae).

From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

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