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Wigand von Marburg
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fl. 1409. Germany. Author of a Middle High German rhymed chronicle on the history of the Teutonic Order in the 14th century Wigand, whose home is generally supposed to be Marburg, though Maribor in Slovenia has recently also been proposed, is documented in the Tresslerbuch (a list of the Order's expenditures), which records that in 1409 he acted as a herald in the service of the Teutonic Order. Presumably the Grand Master Konrad of Wallenrod commissioned Wigand's chronicle; the principal source is the Chronica Olivensis, embellished with material gathered orally and Wigand's ow…

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Vollmann-Profe, Gisela, “Wigand von Marburg”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02546>
First published online: 2016

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