Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) was a physician and avid book collector whose most famous work, the Liber Chronicarum (Nüremberg Chronicle), included some of the first printed views of cities across the world.
Schedel was born in Nüremberg but was educated at both the University of Leipzig (1456-63) and the University of Padua, earning a Doctorate of medicine from the latter in 1466. The Liber Chronicarum was published in 1493. Besides this major work, one of Schedel’s most enduring legacies was his extraordinary collection of manuscripts and printed books, parts of which have been preserved in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich.
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