Johannes Reuchlin: Briefwechsel. Leseausgabe / Band 4: 1518-1522
1518-1522. Im Auftrag und mit Unterstützung der Stadt Pforzheim
The last four and a half years of the humanists‹s life were overshadowed by the circumstances of Duke Ulrich‹s banishment from Württemberg (1519), as a result of which Reuchlin left Stuttgart and worked as a professor of Greek and Hebrew in Ingolstadt (1520) and Tübingen (1521/1522). The correspondence during the years however also shows that Reuchlin distanced himself from Luther‹s Reformation of the church, while his own trial against the Cologne theologians ended in defeat in the summer of 1520 in Rome. In the end, this aloofness also alienated him from his favorite student, Philipp Melanchthon, whose appointment to Wittenberg Reuchlin himself had arranged in 1518.