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Lambert of Hersfeld
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[German Version]

(before 1028 – shortly after 1081). Educated in Bamberg, Lambert entered the Hersfeld monastery in 1058 and in 1081 became abbot of Hasungen, near Kassel. Besides a life of Lullus of Mainz, the founder of Hersfeld, Lambert is noted primarily for his Annales, a historical work that begins with creation and from 1040 to 1077 becomes a detailed presentation of contemporary history. Stylistically echoing Livy and Sallust, Lambert describes the reigns of Henry III, whom he revered, and Henry IV, whom he virtually hated. He was an advocate of the old imperial chur…

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Hartmann, Wilfried, “Lambert of Hersfeld”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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