Chronica episcopatus Brandenburgensis
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ca 1241. Germany. Fragments of a once longer Latin chronicle of the diocese of Brandenburg, but also with some regional interest in Saxony, covering a period from the installation of Bishop (S)wigerus in 1139 to the death of Bishop Gernandus in January, 1241.

The text is transmitted in Goslar, Stadtarchiv, Inv.-Nr. B 4146, 79, and also in Mader's 1678 print, which is based on a different, lost manuscript. Both are fragmentary. The MGH edition collates the two, producing a fuller but still fragmentary text.

Durations of reigns are given in years, months, and days, with varying …

Cite this page
Oberlin, Adam, “Chronica episcopatus Brandenburgensis”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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