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Institoris, Heinrich, 1430-1505

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Personal name headingInstitoris, Heinrich, 1430-1505
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Variant(s)Institoris, Henricus, d. 1508
Kraemer, Heinrich, 1430-1505
Krämer, Heinrich, 1430-1505
Institoris, Henry, 1430-1505
Henricus, Institor, 1430-1505
Institor, Henricus, 1430-1505
Instytor, Henryk, 1430-1505
See alsoOfficer of: Dominicans
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Associated placeGermany Salzburg (Austria)
LocatedSélestat (France)
Birth date1430
Death date1505
Place of birthSélestat (France)
Place of deathMoravia (Czech Republic)
Kroměříž (Czech Republic)
Field of activityInquisition Witchcraft Christian heresies Catholic Church--Discipline
Profession or occupationMonks Friars Catholic Church--Clergy Theologians
Found inLCCN 35-12064: Zilboorg, G. The medical man and the witch during the Renaissance, 1935 (hdg.: Institoris, Henricus, d. 1508)
LC data base, 10-23-84 (hdg.: Institoris, Henricus, d. 1508; usage: Heinrich Kramer; Henry Institoris (Kraemer))
Neue deutsche Biographie (Institoris (Krämer), Heinrich; Dominican inquistor and theologian; b. 1430, Schlettstadt; d. 1505 in Mähren)
Brockhaus enz., 1974 (Institoris, Heinrich; b. 1430; d. 1505)
Codici latini datati della Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, 1997: v. 1, p. 136 (under Ott. lat. 736: Henricus Institor)
Wikipedia, Jan. 26, 2010 (Heinrich Kramer (also known under the Latinized name Heinrich Institoris, c. 1430-1505); German churchman and inquisitor; "Institoris" is the Latin genitive case of "Institor" ("retailer"); it was a common practice in those times to take the genitive of the father's name for latinization, but this genitive was used as nominative in Latin texts ("Venerabilis & religiosus frater Henricus institoris"); b. Sélestat, Alsace; joined the Dominican Order at an early age and while still a young man was appointed Prior of the Dominican house of his native town; d. 1505, Bohemia)
Encyclopedia of occultism & parapsychology, 2001, viewed online 8 November 2017 (Kramer, Heinrich (ca. 1430-1505); Dominican inquisitor who played a leading part in the great witchcraft persecutions as author of Malleus Maleficarum, (literally, the Witches' Hammer), the authoritative sourcebook for inquisitors, judges, and magistrates; born at Schlettstadt, in Lower Alsace, near Strasbourg, entered the Dominican order; appointed prior to the Dominican House in Schlettstadt while still a young man; became preacher-general and master of sacred theology (two Dominican Order distinctions); around 1474, was appointed inquisitor for the districts of Tyrol, Salzburg, Bohemia, and Moravia; became spiritual director of the Dominican church in Salzburg; Pope Innocent VIII delegated Kramer and Jacob Sprenger as inquisitors throughout northern Germany, especially in Mainz, Cologne, Treves, Salzburg, and Bremen; in 1485, wrote a treatise on witchcraft that initially circulated in manuscript; it was published in 1486 as Malleus Maleficarum, with the name of his colleague Jacob Sprenger added as coauthor; went into many editions in French, Italian, and English, as well as in German; resided for a period at the priory of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, returning to Germany in 1497, where he lived at the convent of Rohr, near Regensburg; on January 31, 1500, was appointed nuncio and inquisitor of Bohemia and Moravia by Alexander VI and empowered to proceed against the Waldenses and Picards as well as witches; died in Bohemia in 1505)
Wikipedia, 8 November 2017: Malleus maleficarum (Heinrich Kramer (Institoris); an appointed inquisitor of south Germany, a professor of theology at the University of Salzburg, the leading demonologist and witch-hunter in late medieval Germany; received a papal bull, Summis desiderantes affectibus, in 1484; it allegedly gave full papal approval for the Inquisition to prosecute what was deemed to be witchcraft in general and also gave individual authorizations to Kramer and Dominican friar Jacob Sprenger specifically; other scholars have disputed the idea that Sprenger was working with Kramer, arguing that the evidence shows that Sprenger was actually a persistent opponent of Kramer; Kramer was intensely writing and preaching until his death in Bohemia in 1505; in 1491, was asked by Nuremberg council to provide expert consultation on the procedure of witch trials; in 1495, was summoned by the Master General of the Order, Joaquin de Torres, O.P., to Venice and gave very popular public lectures and disputations; patronage of Patriarch of Venice; Kramer or Kramer and Sprenger in collaboration wrote Malleus Maleficarum, the best known and the most important treatise on witchcraft; Kramer also wrote treatises: Several Discourses and Various Sermons upon the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist (Nuremberg, 1496); A Tract Confuting the Errors of Master Antonio degli Roselli (Venice, 1499); followed by The Shield of Defence of the Holy Roman Church Against the Picards and Waldenses; was appointed as papal nuncio, and his assignment as inquisitor was changed to Bohemia and Moravia by Pope Alexander VI in 1500; was intensely writing and preaching until his death in Bohemia in 1505)
Wikipedia, die freie Enzyklopädie, 10 April 2019 (Heinrich Institoris OP (real name Heinrich Kramer or Krämer,also Henryk Instytor, in Latin, (frater) Henricus Institoris; born ca. 1430 in Schlettstadt, Elsass; entered Dominican order in his birthplace ca. 1445; in 1482, became prior of Dominikanerklosters in Schlettstadt; died ca. 1505 in Kremsier (Kroměříž) [Moravia])
Wikidata, 10 April 2019 (Heinrich Kramer (Q61019); description: German churchman and inquisitor; sex or gender: male; country of citizenship: Germany [very loosely]; given name: Henri; family name: Kramer; date of birth: 1430, Gregorian; place of birth: Sélestat; date of death: 1505, Gregorian; pace of death: Kroměříž; languages spoken, written, or signed: Latin)
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