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Konrad von Gelnhausen
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(c. 1320/1322, Gelnhausen – Apr 13, 1390, Heidelberg). Konrad is first mentioned in 1344 as a B.A. in Paris; he was appointed judicial vicar in Mainz in 1363. In 1378, after studies in jurisprudence, he was awarded a doctorate in Bologna, became cathedral provost in Worms, and returned to Paris the same year. During the last years of his life, Konrad played an active role (among other things, as chancellor) in the establishment of the University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, University of). He wrote an epistola brevis in 1379 in an effort to overcome the Western Schi…

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Schneider, Bernd Christian, “Konrad von Gelnhausen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12097>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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