Ronald G. Witt, 1997 Fellow and 2010 Resident

Ronald G. Witt
Ronald G. Witt and his wife, Mary Ann Frese Witt, in 2015

Ronald G. Witt died on March 15, 2017. He was 97. Christopher Celenza (1994 Fellow) and Timothy Kircher have written a salute to him in the newsletter of the Renaissance Society of America.

Witt lived a rich, generous life, one that profoundly touched family, friends, and fellow scholars. Born into a farming family in rural Michigan in 1932, he wound up traveling the world, influencing generations of students and leaving behind a body of scholarly work that both transformed a field and will remain an integral part of it in the decades to come.