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Carpentarius, Georg
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[Carpentarii, Pontanus, Zimmermann]

ca 1487-1531. Switzerland. A Reformation chronicler, generally sceptical of the new ideas.

Born in Brugg, Carpentarius was first a wandering scholar, then from 1496 in school in Schaffhausen, from 1499 in the school of the cathedral of Strasbourg, and from 1500 in the School of St. Peter in Basel. He then worked as a copyist, became a chorister in St. Peter's in Basel in 1502, and enrolled at the University of Basel in 1503. He studied together with Ulrich Zwingli, and gradu…

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Tomaszewski, Marco, “Carpentarius, Georg”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001441>
First published online: 2016

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