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PEUTINGER KONRAD (1465—1547)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 338 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PEUTINGER KONRAD (1465—1547), German humanist and antiquarian, was born at Augsburg. In 1497 he was town clerk of his native place, and was on intimate terms with the emperor Maximilian. He was one of the first to publish Roman inscriptions, and his name remains associated with the famous Tabula peutingeriana (see MAP), a map of the military roads of the western Roman Empire, which was discovered by Konrad Celtes, who handed it over to Peutinger for publication. Peutinger also edited the Historia Gothorum of Jordanes, and the Historic geniis Langobardorum of Paulus Diaconus. The Tabula peutingeriana was first published as a whole by F. de Scheyb (1953); later editions by E. Desjardins (1869–1874) and C. Miller (1888); see also E. Paulus, Erklarung der Peutinger Tafel (1867); and Teuffel-Schwabe, His'. of Roman Literature (Eng. trans., 1900).
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