Amerbach, Vitus a professed follower of Luther, and afterwards a Roman Catholic, was born at Wedinguen, in Bavaria, and studied law, philosophy, and divinity at Wittenberg. He was professor of philosophy at Ingoldstadt. He translated into Latin the orations of Isocrates and Demosthenes, the treatise of St. Chrysostom on Providence, and that of Epiphanius on the Catholic faith. He published also commentaries on Cicero's Offices, on the poems of Pythagoras and Phocyllides, on the Tristia of Ovid, and on Horace's De Arte Poetica. He died in 1557.