Langenmantel, Matthäus
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1485-1551. Germany. Matthäus Langenmantel was an Augsburg patrician, from one of the oldest local families. He served as a  town councillor and captain (Hauptmann) of the town's military. Roth has identified him as the potential author of the town chronicle transmitted anonymously in Augsburg, SB & StB, 2° Cod. Aug. 51. The chronicle was probably written after he was expelled from his official duties by Charles V in 1548 because of his adherence to Protestantism, but the vast material he uses was certainly assembled in the preceding decades, when he had access to the city archive.

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Adrian, Dominique, “Langenmantel, Matthäus”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_COM_191857>
First published online: 2016



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