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Last NamePleydenwurff    
Given NameWilhelm    
alt. NamesW. P. ; Wilh. Pleydenwurf ;    
Year born1460 c. in Nuremberg / Nürnberg    
Year died1494 c.    
Place of deathNuremberg / Nürnberg, Franken, now Germany    
Father's occupationpainter Hans Pleydenwurff (1420-72); stepfather ->Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) http://viaf.org/viaf/74000850    
Relativesmother Barbara Pleydenwurff; stepmother Christine († 1550); brother Sebald who settled in Eisleben    
Educationby his father Hans Pleydenwurff (1420-72) in Nuremberg & in Flandern (today Belgium)    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forwoodcuts & illuminations in Schedels Weltchronik (1493) by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) ;    
PatronageKurfürst Friedrich der Weise /1463-1525) in Wittenberg    
Collaboratorsillustrator ->M. Wolgemut on Weltchronik (1493) by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) ; teacher of -> Albrecht Dürer ;    
Techniquespainting, cartography, woodcutting, esp. of topographic, geographic & cartographic motifs    
Archival sourceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Pleydenwurff    
Published sourcesDavid Landau: The Renaissance Print 1470-1550, New Haven, 1994: 39ff.; Putscher 1972:15; Geck 1982: 27; Falk 2004: 206;    

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