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Agrippa von Nettesheim, Henry Cornelius

(1486–1535). B. Cologne, Ger.; educ. Cologne and Paris; attended Council of Pisa* 1511 as theol. of Emp. Maximilian; became interested in Reformation ca. 1518 but felt that Luther was too radical; influenced by Wessel* (Gansfort) and Nicholas* of Cusa; espoused relativism* and skepticism*; opposed scholasticism* and veneration of saints and relics. Works include De incertudine et vanitate scientiarum et artium; De occulta philosophia.

H. Morley, The Life of Henry Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (London, 1856); R. Stadelmann, Vom Geist des ausgehenden Mittelalters (Halle, 1929).


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