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Oliver of Paderborn
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[Thomas Olivier, Oliverus scholasticus]

fl. 1196-1227. Germany. Author of three Latin works on the history of the Crusades and the Holy Land. Oliver was the most prominent German preacher of the Fifth Crusade. He first appears in a charter in 1196 as Oliverus de Patherburne. In 1201 he was appointed magister scolarum in Cologne, 1202 in Paderborn (North Rhine-Westphalia). In 1207 he appears in Paris mediating between the monastery of St. Remy and a canon from Reims. The following year we find him preaching against the Albigensians. Whether he engaged in studies at the University …

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Kümper, Hiram, “Oliver of Paderborn”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01968>
First published online: 2016

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