Etching and engraving, with large margins. Plate 133 x 89mm. 5¼ x 3½".
Joachim Vadian (1484-1551) the Swiss Humanist, scholar, and reformer who also served as mayor of St. Gallen. He completed his masters degree in 1509 and moved to Vienna where he had a lot of success as a writer. In 1513 he visited Buda, and was then named poeta laureatus by Emperor Maximilian I. In 1516 he was even named a Dean of the University of Vienna. In 1517 he started to study medicine and science and later graduated as a doctor of medicine. He then returned home to St. Gallen and was appointed city physician. In 1526 he led the conversion of St. Gallen to Protestantism.
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