Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Zsámboky, János (Sambucus)

Born: Trnava, 1 June 1531
Died: Vienna, 13 June 1584
  • Emil HargittayEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_280-1


János Zsámboky (Samboky), by his humanist name Johannes Sambucus (Trnava, 1 June 1531–Vienna, 13 June 1584), a Hungarian-born scholar, philologist, historian, physician, cartographer, letter-writer, and collector of manuscripts, books, and art treasures. He spent 22 years in various towns of Europe. From 1564 until his death, he lived in Vienna, in imperial court service.


Latin Language Imperial Court Aristotelian Approach Religious Heritage Diligent Work 
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Primary Literature

  1. (1965) Aus dem Tagebuch des kaiserlichen Hofhistoriographen Johannes Sambucus. Hrsg. Hans Gerstinger, Graz-Wien-KölnGoogle Scholar
  2. (1968) Die Briefe des Johannes Sambucus 1554–1584. Hrsg. Hans Gerstinger, Graz-Wien-KölnGoogle Scholar
  3. Sambucus J (1981–1982) De Emblemata van Joannes Sambucus uitgegeven door de Officina Plantiniana: reproductie van de Latijnse editie van 1564 en van de tekst van de Nederlandse vertaling van 1566 en van de Franse vertaling van 1567; uitgave verzorgd door Leon Voet en Guido Persoons, Antwerpen, De Nederlandsche BoekhandelGoogle Scholar
  4. Sambucus J (1982) Emblemata, Antverpiae 1564. Facsimile reprint of the 1564 edition: Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó. Einleitung von August BuckGoogle Scholar
  5. Sambucus J (2002) Emblemata: et aliquot nummi antiqui operis; mit einem Nachwort von Wolfgang Harms und Ulla-Britta Kuechen, Hildesheim, Olms, 2002. Facsimile reprint of the 1566 ednGoogle Scholar
  6. (2013) Humanistes du bassin des Carpates, II, Johannes Sambucus. Eds. Gábor Almási, Gábor Farkas Kiss, Turnhout, BrepolsGoogle Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Almási G (2009) The uses of humanism: Andreas Dudith (1533–1589), Johannes Sambucus (1531–1584), and the East Central European Republic of Letters. Brill, Leiden (Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, 185)Google Scholar
  2. Almási G (2013) Farkas Gábor Kiss, Szöveggondozás és kapcsolatápolás: Zsámboky János életműve a reneszánsz filológia tükrében Translation: [Textology and Networking: János Zsámboky’s Oeuvre in the Context of Renaissance Philology]. Irodalomtörténeti Közlemények 117:627–691Google Scholar
  3. Téglásy I (1988) A nyelv- és irodalomelmélet kezdetei Magyarországon Sylvester Jánostól Zsámboky Jánosig [The origins of the study of language and literature in Hungary from János Sylvester to János Sambucus]. Akadémiai, BudapestGoogle Scholar
  4. Tüskés G (2001) Imitation and adaptation in late humanist emblematic poetry: Zsamboky (Sambucus) and Whitney. Emblematica 11:262–292Google Scholar
  5. Vantuch A (1975) Ján Sambucus. Veda, BratislavaGoogle Scholar
  6. Visser A (2005) Joannes Sambucus and the learned image: the use of the emblem in late-Renaissance Humanism. Brill, LeidenGoogle Scholar
  7. Voet L The Plantin Press, 1555–1589: a bibliography of the works printed and published by Christopher Plantin at Antwerp and Leiden, Amsterdam, Van Hoeve, 1980–1983, vol 5, p. 2168Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Hungarian Language and Literature, Department of Hungarian LiteratureBudapestHungary