Here you will find newspaper clips en media articles of all kinds, recent discoveries about Mosellanus, extensions of the site, remarks etc.
- Newsletter 2015
- Martin Luther's correspondence revealed an undated letter to Mosellanus. Presumably it was written at the end of June 1520 according to historians. It was the answer to a letter Mosellanus wrote to Luther around the 15th June 1520, Mosellanus' 49th letter found so far.
Source: Dr. Martin Luthers Sämtliche Schriften by Dr. Joh. Georg Walch (21. Band, edit. 1903, St. Louis / Missouri)
- Newsletter 2014
- Petrus Mosellanus discovered in Trier
500 years after Mosellanus' birth Professor Dr. Gunther Franz and Mrs. Anne Boeck published an essay in the Kurtrierisches Jahrbuch 1993 titled: Schriften von Petrus Mosellanus in der Stadtbibliothek Trier.
Both authors kindly made their remarkable essay available for publication on this site. With this knowledge the Stadtbibliothek Trier might be considered to be the largest and most significant source of preserved writings and publications of Petrus Mosellanus. The origin of all of the 30 authentical documents is known and can be traced back to their former owners. Among these the "Theologica of Gregor of Nazianz" can be found with a personally written dedication of Mosellanus to Matthias von Saarburg, his close friend and professor at Trier University who died 15 years after Mosellanus in 1539.
Many of the writings originate from the will of art collector Johann Peter Job Hermes (1765 – 1833) who in those days already recognized the significance of life and work of Petrus Mosellanus.
- Newsletter 2012
- Strong increase no of visitors web site
In June alone the web site was frequented by more than 1.000 visitors for the first time since the foundation in 2009. This development feeds an expectation of reaching the mile stone of 10.000 annual visitors, soon.
- Newsletter 2011
- Invoice first copper plate discovered
In 1929 the first commemoration plate was attached at the front of the birth-house of Petrus Mosellanus in Bruttig. It was a donation of Dr. jur. Alois Lönarz, at that time mayor of Bingerbrück and a descendant of Bruttig. The plate was manufactured by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik in Geislingen-Steige and was shipped in a wooden box to the mayor of Bruttig, Jakob Miesges. The plate was later replaced by a newer one. The old copper plate has been preserved and can still be seen as part of the Petrus Mosellanus collection in Hotel Petrus Mosellanus in Bruttig. The invoice dated 1929 derived from the legacy of Willi Hess, Bruttig.
- Martin Luther about Mosellanus
In a letter to an unknown friend, written in 1520, Martin Luther gives his opinion on Petrus Mosellanus. One has to take into account that just 1 - 2 years before, Luther supported the appointment of Mosellanus as professor of the Greek language at Wittenberg University. Due to the influence of other forces like Johannes Reuchlin the chair ultimately went to Phillip Melanchton. Luther and Mosellanus had already come to an agreement about his professorship in a personal meeting preparing Mosellanus' change from Leipzig University to Wittenberg University.
- Continuous research has revealed that the Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticano) holds 13 books of Petrus Mosellanus. It is not known whether there are letters / manuscripts from Petrus Mosellanus available, too.
- In 1983 a TV production of the 1519 Leipzig Dispute appeared on American TV titled "A Parade of Witnesses" starring Sir Tim Rice as Mosellanus.
- First scientific paper about „Paedologia” published by Kerstin Ziegenbalg (Technical University Dresden), march 2010
- 28th letter of Petrus Mosellanus discovered (to Spalatin, 1516)
- Copies of 4 original handwritten letters of Mosellanus received from University Library Basle (CH)
- 22 transcribed letters of Mosellanus (in Latin, printed / digital) received from Dr. Milton Kooistra (University of Toronto / Canada) , 14 of which were unknown.
- Copies of 11 manuscripts of letters of Mosellanus received from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich (D). These contained 6 unknown letters to Johannes Lang.
- A digital copy (25 pages, in Latin) of the commemoration speech of Julius von Pflug on occasion of the death of Petrus Mosellanus in 1524 obtained from the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena.
- Newsletter 2010
- Petrus Mosellanus on-line!
- Press releases in the Moselle area and in Leipzig about the new web site
- planned symposium “Humanists between Rhine and Maas” in Belgium and Trier (D)
- Correspondence extended with 3 letters to Wolfgang Capito
- After 10 months on the internet the web site registered well over 2700 visitors from more than 60 countries
- Correspondence extended with 2 letters to Konrad Mutianus
- Information flyer about Petrus Mosellanus in 3 languages available
- Newsletter 2009
- Harry Veldman (weekly magazine: “De Reformatie” / edition 13.9.2008) “Kerkhistorische ontmoetingen in het moezeldal”. Article, three pages about Petrus Mosellanus
- Published by Wim François (University of Louvain /Belgium) “The plea by the humanist Petrus Mosellanus for a knowledge of the three biblical languages – A Louvain perspective, book, 44 pages