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Lehnin Prophecy
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[German Version]

These 100 rhymed Latin hexameters were first attested in 1693 and became better known in the early 18th century. They were attributed to the Cistercian monk Hermann von Lehnin in Brandenburg (c. 1300). The verses describe suggestively the Brandenburg rulers beginning with the house of Askanier; the last figures with identifiable traits are Prince Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I and his successor. The Reformation, with the abolition of the monastery, marks the turn for the worse. Until…

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Ohst, Martin, “Lehnin Prophecy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12804>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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