Konrad Wimpina

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Epitaph for Konrad Wimpina in the town church St. Oswald in Buchen (Odenwald)

Konrad Wimpina , actually Konrad Koch (* around 1460 in Buchen (Odenwald) , † May 17, 1531 in Amorbach ), was a humanist and Roman Catholic theologian.


His name Wimpina comes from the fact that his family had citizenship in the imperial city of Wimpfen . There he was also a convent brother and lecturer in the Wimpfen Dominican monastery before he enrolled at the University of Leipzig in 1479 , where he acquired the academic degree of Master of the Seven Liberal Arts in 1485 . He then studied theology and was admitted to theological lectures in 1491. In 1494 he was first rector of Leipzig University, then dean of the artist faculty. On April 2, 1496 he received in Merseburg the priesthood . On January 5, 1503, he received his doctorate in theology in Leipzig, was founding rector of the Brandenburg University of Frankfurt in 1505 and co-author of the Confutatio , the Catholic response to the Protestant Augsburg Confession of 1530.

In his honor an epitaph was set in the Buchen town church of St. Oswald.


Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Ludwig Frohnhäuser: History of the imperial city of Wimpfen, the knight's monastery of St. Peter in Wimpfen im Thal, the Dominican monastery and the hospital for the Holy Spirit in Wimpfen am Berg. Historischer Verein, Darmstadt 1870, p. 152/153 ( digitized version ).
  2. Magister Conradus Coci de Wimpinaw . In: Georg Buchwald (Hrsg.): The register of the Hochstift Merseburg 1469–1558 . Weimar 1926, p. 51
  3. Thomas Kaufmann: History of the Reformation . Verlag der Welteligionen, Frankfurt am Main 2009, ISBN 978-3-458-71024-0 , p. 826.