Obscurorum sentence example
- Johann Reuchlin, a well-known scholar, who had been charged by the Dominicans with heresy, not only received the support of the newer type of scholars, who wrote him encouraging letters which he published under the title Epistolae clarorum virorum, but this collection suggested to Crotus Rubianus and Ulrich von Hutten one of the most successful satires of the ages, the Epistolae obscurorum virorum.
- From Petrarch to the Epistolae obscurorum virorum there is a whole epistolary literature.
- The Epistolae obscurorum virorum have to some extent a counterpart in the Epistles of Martin Marprelate.
- After the appeal of the inquisitor-general, Hochstraten, and the appearance of the Epistolae obscurorum virorum, however, Leo annulled the decision (June 1520) and imposed silence on Reuchlin.