First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…

ST. Vincent of Catalonia, of the Dominican (Preaching) Order, a highly renowned teacher of the Holy Scriptures, was born Valencia of noble parents, named Ferrier. His father was a notary. He had three sons: Peter, the elder, a pious man, was married. The second son, Boniface, was a doctor of both branches of the law, and, after the death of his wife, entered the Carthusian Order, of which he became a general. The third, Vincent, remained single, and was renowned at this time not only for his excellent and commendable teaching, but particularly for his piety. Illustrious for his gift of preaching throughout his life, he prospered the churches of God, not only by his teachings and exhortation, but also by his praiseworthy example; and this course he pursued for thirty years. Finally, in A.D. 1418, in the time of Pope Martin V and Emperor Sigismund, he passed away, and became illustrious for many miracles. For that reason Pope Calixtus III, his countryman, in A.D. 1455, enrolled him among the number of saintly confessors. During his lifetime he often preached so dreadfully upon the Last Judgment and of the Antichrist that he drove many people into fright; and he warned all sinners to flee from the future wrath of God.

Francis Martinus, of the Carmelite Order, an excellent teacher of the Holy Scriptures, who was in great esteem at this time, wrote a book upon the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary.

Gerardus Groet was illustrious for great skill and for the piety of his life at this time.

John Rüszbroch, a renowned, devout and enlightened man, wrote many things in the German language.

Henricus Yota, a teacher of the Holy Scriptures, and Henricus of Hesse, like teachers, were lights of the church at Vienna, in Austria.

Baldus of Perugia, highly distinguished teacher of the imperial and civil law, and Angelo and Peter, his brothers, were highly illustrious at this time. After Bartolus, his master, Baldus was given first rank in both branches of the law. He wrote an almost countless number of books, including an interpretation of the entire body of the civil law. He also left behind much excellent and commendable counsel. Finally, because of the excellence of his scriptural wisdom and ability, he was called to Pavia by Duke Philip of Milan, and engaged at a public expense. He died A.D. 1423.

Bartholomeus de Saliceto, very highly learned in the law, flourished at this time. He wrote a number of interpretations on the imperial law. After he had secured the esteem of Alberto, the margrave of Ferrara, Bartholomeus influenced him to prevail upon Pope Boniface to grant him the privilege of establishing a university there.

Nicholas of Florence, a renowned doctor of medicine, at this time wrote and left behind him a large book upon the entire subject of medicine. He died at Florence A.D. 1412.

Marsilius de St. Sophia, in Padua, also a physician, in his treatise on sundry medicines, excelled many others in subtlety and ingenuity, and brought credit to his native country.

John of Ravenna, an illustrious grammarian and rhetorician, and an ingenious and able man, flourished at this time. As Leonardo Aretino testifies, he restored to Italy the art and teaching of elocution, which had been dormant for a long time. After being well instructed by Francis Petrarch, he had a following of very distinguished disciples himself.

Emanuel Chrysoloras, of Constantinople, of noble birth, yet more noble in his knowledge of the Greek language, and in all forms of scriptural wisdom and virtue, came from his home in Constantinople to Venice. There he taught Greek, which had been dormant for about seven hundred years, but was revived by him. From Venice he went to Florence, where he won many scholars. Among them were Leonardo Aretino , Paul Strocia, Peter Paul Vergerius, Justinopolitanus, Franciscus Barbarus, Omnibonus Vincentius, Guarino da Verona , Carolinus Aretinus, Poggio Florentino , Franciscus Philelphus , and others. And when he went from there to Rome, and from Rome to the council at Constance, his scholars, by reason of the sweet savor of his words, followed him. He died at Constance and was honored by an eloquent eulogy by Poggio Florentino.