Rahewin of Freising
(480 words)

[Rahwin, Rachwin, Ragewin(us), Radewin(us), Radewic(us)]

d. 1170/77. Germany. Author of books 3 and 4 of the Gesta Frederici I imperatoris of Otto of Freising.

Rahewin is mentioned first in 1144 as carticularius (writer of legal documents), then, from 1147 on, as capellanus and notarius of Otto of Freising, whose disciple he may have been. Due to his position of trust, Rahewin was in close contact with the politics in the empire and at the imperial court for many years. From 1156 he was canonicus of the Cathedral at Freising. Documents indicate that he was provost of St. Veit …

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Finkele, Simone, “Rahewin of Freising”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02134>
First published online: 2016

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