Hartmann Schedel

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Schedel was the compiler of the famous ​‘Nuremberg Chronicle’ (1493), a sumptuously illustrated history of the world from Creation to the End of Days. The Chronicle was probably worked on by Schedel's godson, Albrecht Durer. It contains maps as well as detailed city views and illustrations of historic events, and natural phenomena. Schedel was also a lawyer, physician, important humanist and book collector. His comprehensive library was one of the largest personal libraries in late medieval Europe. It eventually contained over 300 manuscripts and several hundred printed books.

Full body portrait of Hartmann Schedel, a man with long blonde hair, wearing a red robe and hat.