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Heinrich Bebel (1472–1518)

Bebel, Heinrich (bā’bel). A German humanist (1472–1518). He was an alumnus of Kraków and Basel Universities, and from 1497 professor of poetry and rhetoric at Tübingen. His fame rests principally on his ‘Facetiæ’ (1506), a curious collection of bits of homely and rather coarse-grained humor and anecdote, directed mainly against the clergy; and on his ‘Triumph of Venus,’ a keen satire on the depravity of his time.