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Briefer, Niklaus
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ca  1484–1548. Switzerland. Author and collector of various historical texts.

Born in Basel as the son of Bartholomäus Briefer, who was a cooper and member of the city council. Niklaus Briefer enrolled at the University of Basel in May 1500, graduating as a Bachalaureus in 1501, and Magister Artium in 1504. From 1507 to 1513, he was reader in law, and during the winter terms of 1511, 1520, 1523, and the summer term of 1539, he was vice chancellor of the university. In 1512, Briefer became canon …

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Tomaszewski, Marco, “Briefer, Niklaus”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001442>
First published online: 2016

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