Williram of Ebersberg
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died 3rd January 1085. Germany. Monk and scholar at the Benedictine monastery of Ebersberg in Bavaria. Williram is best known for his immensely influential Old High German translation and commentary on the Song of Solomon, but he also wrote a life of St. Aurelius, some poetry, and probably a chronicle and cartulary of his monastery, all in Latin.

The authorship of the short Chronicon Eberspergense [antiquius] is not undisputed, but the consensus since Hunat's edition of the cartulary sees the allegorical elements and the wording of a complaint about illiterate cleric…

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Dunphy, Graeme, “Williram of Ebersberg”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00572>
First published online: 2016

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