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Abraomas Kulvietis Liuveno universitete
Abraomas Kluvietis at the University of Leuven

Author(s): Dainora Pociūtė
Subject(s): Historical Linguistics, 16th Century, Philology
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Abraomas Kulvetis (Abraham Kulwieć); University of Leuven; Lithuanian Reformation;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents new facts about the studies of the pioneer of Lithuanian Reformation Abrahamus Culvensis (Abraomas Kulvietis Ginvilonis, Abrahamus Culvensis Gynvilonis, about 1510–1545) at the University of Leuven and analyses the cultural ambience of the university at the period. Although the early reconstructions of the activity of Culvensis were written in the 16th century, there still remained many unconfirmed facts about Culvensis’s studies in Western universities. The information about Culvensis’s studies at the University of Leuven presented in the Oratio funebris (1547) by Iohannes Hoppius was challenged by the 20th century researcher Vaclovas Biržiška. Culvensis’s studies at Leuven were confirmed by the record book of the University of Leuven preserved in the Belgium National Archive in Leuven. Culvensis was inscribed as Abraham Lithfanus, matriculated in April of 1533 in the University of Leuven. Although the record book does not elaborate on the faculty, other secondary sources prove he had studied in the famous Collegium Trilingue Lovaniense. Later Culvensis was known as an expert in classical languages (homo trium linguarum) and had been invited to hold the position of professor of classical languages in the University of Königsberg.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 99-120
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Lithuanian