Heinrich Stromer

Heinrich Stromer (c. 1476 – 1542) was a physician of the German Renaissance, professor rector at the University of Leipzig and founder of Auerbachs Keller.

Born in Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, he enrolled at Leipzig University in 1497, receiving the title of ''magister'' in 1501 and a professorship in philosophy as well as the office of rector in 1508. He graduated in medicine in 1511, and was professor of pathology from 1516 and dean of the medical facutlry from 1523. He was popularly known as ''Dr. Auerbach'' after his native town.

He married Anna Hummelshain, daughter of a rich Leipzig patrician, in 1519. He built ''Auerbachs Hof'' during 1530–1538 Stromer was personal physician to several noblemen, including George, Duke of Saxony, Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg and Albert of Brandenburg. During the Protestant Reformation he was in correspondence with Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, Ulrich von Hutten and Erasmus von Rotterdam. Provided by Wikipedia
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