1507

Johannes Aventinus lectures on Mathematics, Astronomy and the works of Cicero in Ingolstadt.

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Johannes Aventinus

In 1507 Johannes Aventinus (1477-1534), whose surname was Turmair, began to give private lectures on Mathematics, Astronomy and the works of Cicero at Ingolstadt University. Twelve years earlier, he had been a student there, but now he was hoping to be offered a professorship. Seeing his hopes dashed, he became tutor to the Duke’s sons, and served on the Commission set up by the Duke arbitrate on disputes within the University. In 1517 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria named Aventinus as official historiographer of the Duchy. In this capacity, Aventinus would earn lasting fame as a historian.