A humanist, a doctor, a writer, a historian and a traveller, one of the first who started using prints in cartography

He was born in Nuremberg in 1440. From 1456 to 1463 Schedel studied in the University of Leipzig, becoming the Master of Arts. Then he continued his studies in Padua, becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1466. For some time, he worked in Nördlingen. In 1481, he returned to Nuremberg and stayed there till his death. In 1482 Schedel was elected to the Great Council of Nuremberg as an outstanding scientist. He died in 1514.

Schedel was a famous erudite and a collector of humanist and ancient literature. His library counted more than a thousand books that carried his ex-libris. Albrecht Dürer used his library.