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Eichstätt

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(city, bishopric) Ancient settlement, site of Boniface’s own personal monastery (740). After giving up his see of Erfurt, in the mid 740s Willibald pursued missionary activity there, and...

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Felix V

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(1383–1451),

Antipope from 5 November 1439 until his abdication on 7 April 1449, was born in Chambéry on 4 December 1383, the son of Count Amadeus VII of Savoy. He ...

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Jakub of Paradyż

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(died 1464)

Formerly wrongly called Jakub of Jüterborg. Cistercian, Carthusian, professor of the university of Cracow, and author of some 80 important treatises on reform, which...

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Mechthild of Hackeborn

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(c.1241–99)

*Cistercian of Helfta, admired for her mysticism. When Mechthild was bedridden in the last years of her life, at the abbess’s command Gertrude the Great and others at...

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Meister Eckhart

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(c.1260–c.1328) German theologian and mystic.

He completed the various stages of Dominican formation and eventually obtained the degree of Magister (the title Meister is a...

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Peter of Zittau

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(c.1275–1339)

Abbot of the Cistercian house of Aula Regia (Zbraslav, Königsaal), founded by King Wenceslas II of Bohemia and Poland in 1297. Born in Zittau, Peter is mentioned in...

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Rhineland Mysticism

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The Rhine valley was home to a series of mystical experiences in the course of the 14th c., which were followed up in Flanders: thus we speak of “Rhineland mysticism” or “Rheno-Flemish...

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Thuringia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Duchy between the Werra and Saale rivers, including the Harz mountains and their environs. The Thuringii settled the region in the late Roman period, but by the 8th century Thuringia ...

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