Brassicanus, Johannes Alexander#
b. Tuebingen (Germany), 1500, d. Vienna, Nov. 25, 1539, humanist, Neo-Latin poet. Son of the grammarian Johannes B. and brother of Johannes Ludwig Brassicanus. After 1518 university professor of rhetoric in Vienna, editor of writings of the Early Fathers. His poetry comprises poems in praise of the Habsburgs as well as ironic-satirical poems (Pan-Omnis, 1519).
Further works#Idillion, 1519 (poem in praise of Karl V); Epinikion, around 1525; Proverbiorum Symmicta, quibus addicta sunt Pythagorae Symbola, 1529 (collection of proverbs); Geoponica, 1539.