Albrecht von Eyb

Albrecht von Eyb ( born August 24, 1420 Castle summer village near Ansbach, today Burgoberbach; † July 24, 1475 in Eichstätt ) was a lawyer and early humanist German writer and translator.


Albrecht von Eyb studied theology and law in Erfurt and was from 1444 canon in Eichstätt, Bamberg from 1452 and from 1462 in Würzburg. However, he remained in this period, especially in Italy, including Bologna, Padua and Pavia, where he received his doctorate at the February 7, 1459 for Doctor of Laws. In Italy, he was influenced by the culture of the Renaissance and the Humanism and 1459 he received the title of a chamberlain of Pope Pius II. Was not until the autumn of 1459 he again lived permanently in Germany, first in Eichstätt under John III. of Eych, then after lengthy disputes over the 1462 Würzburg obtained benefices, in Wuerzburg, and during the last years of life again in Eichstätt and Bamberg.

Of significance is his translations of short stories of Giovanni Boccaccio and comedies of ancient comedy poet Plautus. From 1472 a probably still closed in 1459 Italy Florilegium of antique and Renaissance writings as well as his multiple aufgelegtes appeared in print under the title " Margarita poetica " " marriage book. Whether a manne sey zunemen a eelichs weyb or not." The latter led to controversial discussions among scholars about the misogamy.

In Burgoberbach, 3 km from his birthplace, the elementary school is named after him.