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Vadianus

 

(latinized name of Joachim von Watt). Born 1483 or 1484 in Saint Gallen; died Apr. 8, 1551, in Saint Gallen. Leader of the Swiss Reformation, humanist, physician.

Burgomaster of Saint Gallen beginning in 1526, Vadianus took part there in furthering the Reformation in the spirit of H. Zwingli; he persecuted the Anabaptists.

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Webster compares Paracelsus's views with the twelve dominant teachings of South German Anabaptists listed by Conrad Grebel's brother-in-law Joachim Vadian.
Students of authors like Conrad Celtis, Joachim Vadian, or other German humanist poets will also appreciate the numerous and informative footnotes and the rich bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Gallen the eminent polymath Joachim Vadian in his edition of the classical geographer Pomponius Mela (1518) will give a significant twist to Plato's admonition that no man is human without a knowledge of arithmetic; now those are designated inhumani who lack a knowledge of geography.
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