By Jane Campbell Hutchison
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I an indication that this Johannes, as well as the second, died in childhood. "Item: in the year 1471 after Christ's birth, in the sixth hour on tius's Day [May 21], a Tuesday Week, in Passion my St. Pruden- wife Barbara bore me another son. " The birth of the future painter casion, first since he was given and graphic his father's artist was a momentous ocname, Albrecht, and secondly because his godfather, Anton Koberger (ca. 1445-1513), was a particuhad probably come to know Koberger because he had been a practicing goldsmith until 1470-1471, and may have asked him to serve as godfather since he was a new bridegroom at the time.
My his godfather, wife bore St. Endres Stro- Endres Diirer (1484-1555, Plate i) one of the three children who lived to adulthood, became a goldsmith like his father, with whom he must have ser\ ed his apprenticeship. Fie returned from his bachelor's journey to become in 15 18 a master goldsmith 1514, —perhaps to Albrecht becoming a and sold his interest in the family in connection with the expense involved in master craftsman, for he apparently continued to house. Fie married a woman named home Ursula, who had two live in Constantia and Anna FFirnhofer by a previous marriage, but had no dren of his own.
Luther, a miner's son living in the remote Thuringian village of Mansfeld, was sent to Latin school, and later to the former, and even lective. University of Erfurt, in order to be trained for a career as a although he was actually dozen years younger than jurist; hence, Diirer, the educa- more medieval one. Young Diirer was attend school in the metropolis of Nuremberg (population tion he received privileged to a was essentially a 50,000) which, in the fifteenth century, was at the forefront of progressive education.
Albrecht Durer - a biography by Jane Campbell Hutchison