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1 February 1462
Trittenheim, Electorate of Trier, Holy Roman Empire
|Died||13 December 1516 (54)|
Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg, Holy Roman Empire
|Alma mater||Heidelberg University|
|Noted work(s)||Steganographia (c. 1499)|
Johannes Trithemius (February 1, 1462 - December 13, 1516), or Ioannes Tritemius, born Johann Heidenberg, was a German Catholic monk, abbot of the Benedictine Abbey at Sponheim (1483-1506) and later St. James's Abbey at Würzburg (1506-1516), and influential scholar interested in lexicography and cryptography, the latter being a subject in his Steganographia.