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Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Olympia Fulvia Morata

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
1. Olympia Fulvia Morata Marker
Inscription.
Die Humanistin
Olympia Fulvia
Morata

1526 Ferrara - 1555 Heidelberg

lebte und wirkte von
1551-1554 in der freien
Reichsstadt Schweinfurt.

Bildung u. Standhaftigkeit
im Glauben, Liebe, Mut u.
Toleranz zeichneten sie aus.

Hier am diesem Ort wohnte
sie mit ihrem Mann,
dem gelehrten Stadtarzt
Dr. Andreas Grundler.

[English translation:]

The humanist Olympia Fulvia Morata, born 1526 Ferrara - died 1555 Heidelberg, lived and worked in the Free Imperial City of Schweinfurt from 1551 to 1554.

Education and her steadfastness in faith, love, courage and tolerance were her hallmarks.

Here at this location she lived with her husband, Dr. Andreas Grundler, the City Physician.
 
Location. 50° 2.671′ N, 10° 14.158′ E. Marker is in Schweinfurt, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Brückenstraße and Rittergasse, on the right when traveling south on Brückenstraße. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schweinfurt, Bavaria 97421, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raven Hotel / Hotel zum Raben (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Schopperschen Haus / Schopper's House
Olympia Fulvia Morata Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
2. Olympia Fulvia Morata Marker - Wide View
(about 210 meters away); Dr. Martin Luther (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Panzer-Regiment 4 Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Schweinfurt German Expellees' Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Schweinfurt Romany Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Schweinfurt Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); The Watchmen's Tower (approx. 17.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schweinfurt.
 
Also see . . .  Olympia Fulvia Morata (Theodora - Encyclopedia Britannica 1911). OLYMPIA FULVIA MORATA (1526-1555), Italian classical scholar, was born at Ferrara. Her father, who had been tutor to the young princes of the ducal house of Este, was on intimate terms with the most learned men of Italy, and the daughter grew up in an atmosphere of classical learning. At the age of twelve she was able to converse fluently in Greek and Latin. About this time she was summoned to the palace as companion and instructress of the younger but equally gifted Anne, daughter of Renee, duchess of Ferrara. Olympia's
Olympia Fulvia Morata Statue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
3. Olympia Fulvia Morata Statue
father having died a convert to Protestantism, she met with a cold reception at the palace, and withdrew to her mother's house. Olympia now embraced the doctrines of Luther and Calvin. About the end of 1550 she married a young student of medicine and philosophy, Andrew Grunthler of Schweinfurt in Bavaria. In 1554 she accompanied Grunthler to his native place, where he had been appointed physician to the garrison of Spanish troops. In 1553 the margrave Albert of Brandenburg on one of his plundering expeditions took possession of Schweinfurt, and was in turn besieged by the Protestants. At length Albert evacuated the place, and Olympia and her husband made their escape. They finally succeeded in reaching Heidelberg (1554), where a medical lectureship had been obtained for Grunthler through the influence of the Erbach family, by whom they had been hospitably entertained during their flight. Here she died on the 25th of October in the following year.
(Submitted on November 25, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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