Nathan Chythraeus

Alternative Name(s)
  • Nathanael Kochhaff
  • Nathan Chyträus
Date 1543 - 1598
Biographical NotesGerman scholar and poet. Professor of Latin in Rostock from 1564-1593, when he was forced to leave this position on account of his Calvinism. Brother of David Chythraeus, major theologian of the Reformation. Nathan Chythraeus was an important figure of North German late Humanism. After completing a Bildungsreise in 1565-67 he was particularly famous as author and compiler of collections of travel texts.
Work(s)Author of Variorum in Europa itinerum deliciae; sev, ex variis manv-scriptis selectiora tantum inscriptionum maxime recentium monumenta. Quibus passim in Italia et Germania, Anglia et Polonia templa, arae saxella, sepulchra, etc. Conspicua sunt. Praemissis in clariores urbes epigrammatibus julii caes. Scaligeri. Omnia nuper collecta et hoc modo digesta à nathane chytraeo (1594)
Author of Hodoeporicon Itineris Dantiscani (1590)
Author of Hodoeporicon, continens itinera Parisiense. Anglicum. Venetum. Romanum. Neapolitanum etc. Recitatum Rostochii cum ad usitatas in academia operas rediret (1568)
Author of Hodoeporica sive itineraria, a diversis clariss. Doctissimisque viris, tum veteribus, tum recentioribus carmine conscripta. Item: epigrammata de praeclaris urbibus, studio nathanis chytraei poetae laureati, et professoris in academia Rostochiensi, publici, in gratiam doctae juventutis, et peregrinationum avidae, collecta (1575)