Born at Trittenheim on the Moselle, 1 February, 1462; died at
Wülrzburg, 13 December, 1518. He took the monastic habit in 1482 at
Sponheim, and here, owing to his love of books, he built up the renowned
library. Having ruled as abbot for twenty-three years he sought a more
retired and peaceful life, which he enjoyed as head of the Scottish house
of S. James at Wülrzburg. Here he died aged fifty-five years. Only a
part of his works, numbering more than eighty, have appeared in print.
Many treat of the ascetical life, but some deal with classical literature
and natural science.