Heydekyn, Johannes
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d. 1514/16. Germany. Canon and prior at the Augustinian abbey of Kirschgarten at Worms. Probable author of a chronicle of Worms. Heydekyn is known to have been at the abbey of the Windesheimer Chorherren at Kirschgarten from 1485, probably even from 1472. He was temporarily prior, possibly until 1516, but this date of his death is disputed. In all likelihood Heydekyn is the author of the Chronica civitatis Wormatiensis (Worms, StA, nr. 1 und 2, fol.), also referred to as Kirschgartner Chronik. This is a chronicle of town and bishops, which runs from Julius Caesar to the year…

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Abt, Christina, “Heydekyn, Johannes”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01293>
First published online: 2016



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