(Johannes; Grecized Kapnio or Capnio; 14551522). Humanist; granduncle of P. Melanchthon*; b. Pforzheim, Ger.; educ. Freiburg im Breisgau, Paris, Basel, Orleans, and Poitiers; 1481 in service of Duke Eberhard of Württemberg (im Bart; mit dem Bart; Barbatus; 144596); in similar work at Heidelberg 1497; continued study of Gk. and Heb. in connection with a journey to Rome; returned to Stuttgart; judge in Swabian League 150213; in controversy with the U. and Dominicans at Cologne; prof. Gk. and Heb. lngolstadt and Tübingen. Works include writings on Lat., Gk. and Heb. See also Cabala; Letters of Obscure Men.
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