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Widmer, Beatus
(364 words)

1475 - ca 1533. Southern Germany. Notary at the episcopal court in Konstanz at the onset of the Reformation. His German-language chronicle records current history during the lifespan of Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519), including politics, natural phenomena and religious and social turmoil, as well as crimes and scandals, mainly in Southern Germany, the Swiss Confederacy, France and Northern Italy. His most important source is Johannes Nauclerus' world chronicle and its continuation by Nicolaus Basellius (Baselius), which Widmer translates partly literally in…

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Eckhart, Pia, “Widmer, Beatus”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 24 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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