Wipo of Burgundy
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[German Version]

(c. 995, Solothurn – c. 1050, Bavarian Forest), historiographer and poet. Before 1020 he was court chaplain to Emperor Conrad II and tutor and confessor to Henry III. In 1038 he was chaplain in Solothurn. In 1045 he was living as a hermit in the Bavarian Forest, where he wrote a biography of Conrad II (Gesta Chuonradi). Wipo wrote the sequence Victimae paschali laudes, whose tune echoes the alleluia chant Christus resurgens and contains early approaches to rhyme.


S. Fornaçon, “Wipo. Fortan Wigbert von Solothurn,” MGD 17, 1963, 8–12.

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Meinhard, Isolde, “Wipo of Burgundy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124307>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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