Who is Ulrich von Hutten?June 26, 2021
Ulrich von Hutten (21 April 1488 – 9 August 1523) was a German humanist thinker and poet, proponent of the Martin Luther Reforms.
Ulrich von Hutten studied Theology at the University of Greifswald. He became the leader of the Imperial Knights of the Holy Roman Empire. He helped Martin Luther with his verses. He wrote his name in the history of philosophy with his opposition to scholastic ideas. He discussed Protestantism with Erasmus of Rotterdam. He kept records of his syphilis disease in 1519. It went down in the history of medicine because it was the first known patient and the records it kept. His works in German and Latin were published in 5 volumes. The poems Huttens letzte Tage (The Last Days of Hutten), written by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer in 1872, describe Hutten’s death.