Michael de Leone
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[Michael of Löwenhof; Michael Jude]

ca 1300-55. Germany. Member of a wealthy family of Rhenish provenance in the late Medieval town of Würzburg, seat of the prince-bishop of Franconia; student and Master of both laws in Bologna; imperial notarius and episcopal protonotarius, and finally headmaster of the monastic school at Neumünster. The alternative name Michael Jude and his coat of arms, three Jewish hats, may indicate Jewish ancestry, but the evidence is inconclusive.

Michael was one of the outstanding writers and collectors of literary, legal and historical misce…

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Herweg, Mathias, “Michael de Leone”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01829>
First published online: 2016

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