Nikolaus von Cues Cusanus, Kues, eigentlich N. Crypffs-Krebs
Nikolaus von Cues (Cusanus, Kues, real name: N. Crypffs-Krebs), b. Kues an der Mosel (Germany), 1401, d. Todi (Italy), Aug. 11, 1464, theologian, humanist. 1432 at the Council of Basle, 1450 Bishop of Brixen/Bressanone, came into conflict with Duke Sigmund of Tyrol, had to leave his diocese in 1458, was vicar general in Rome and papal legate. 1960 a Cusanus society was founded in Bernkastel-Kues.
Editions: Schriften des N. v. C., ed. by E. Hoffmann, 3 vols., 1949-1955; N. v. K. Philosophisch-theolog. Schriften, ed. by L. Gabriel, 3 vols., 21982.
Literature: K. Jaspers, N. v. C., 1964; W. Baum, N. C. in Ti., 1983; G. Pick, N. v. K., 21994; K.-H. Kandler, N. v. K., 1995; N. Winkler, N. v. K. zur Einführung, 2001; K. Flasch, N. Cusanus, 2001.