Bartolomeo Platina

Bartolomeo Platina ( Bartolomeo Sacchi aka, * 1421 in Piadena, lat Platina, in Cremona, Lombardy, † September 21, 1481 in Rome ) was an Italian humanist and librarian.

Platina has studied in Mantua since 1449, in 1453 he became the teacher of the children of Ludovico Gonzaga. In 1457 he moved to Florence in 1462 to Rome. Pope Sixtus IV appointed in 1475 Bartolomeo Platina with the Bull "Ad decorem militantis Ecclesiae " for the first librarian of the modern Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (on the picture of Melozzo da Forlì, is in the kneeling person to Platina ).

On behalf of the Pope Platina wrote a later by Catholics and Protestants alike estimated Pope chronicle that in the representation of one's time has particularly high value source. She appeared in 1479 for the first time in print. This chronicle contains, among other things - not supported by science - statement at John VIII it had not been a Pope, but the Pope Joan. 1580 Chronicle is set to the index of the Catholic Church. Already in 1546 it was translated by the Strasbourg Reformer Kaspar Hedio into German and printed together with the first German translation of the grave speech of Philipp Melanchthon on Martin Luther.

1474 appeared in Venice, and a year later in Rome, his De honesta voluptate et valetudine ( From the Eehrlichen, zimlichen, also allowed lust of the abdomen ), is considered the first cookbook of the Renaissance. The bestseller that has been translated into numerous languages ​​, in addition to cooking instructions also contains recommendations for the design of a household.