Sebastian

Brant

Artistic period 1451 to 1500

Nationality

German

Birth

1457 (Strassburg)

Death

1521 (Strassburg)

Biography

Sebastian Brant (Latinized Titio; born 1457 or 1458 in Strasbourg; died May 10, 1521 there) was a German lawyer, professor of law at the University of Basel (1489-1500) and from 1502 until his death in 1521 city syndic and chancellor of the Free Imperial City of Strasbourg. He was one of the most productive authors of Latin devotional poetry and editor of ancient classics and writings of Italian humanists. His work Das Narrenschiff, published in 1494, established his fame as an author of German humanism.