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Dacher, Gebhard
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ca 1425-71. Southern Germany. Town councillor in Konstanz. Dacher, who is first recorded in 1458, received citizenship of Konstanz in 1461 and represented the fishermen's guild in the council from 1465. He probably died late in 1471. A social climber who frequently expressed pride in the coat of arms which had been granted to him, he established a scriptorium in Konstanz and made slightly emended copies of the chronicle of Jakob Twinger von Königshofen and the Konzilschronik of Ulrich Richental.

Dacher's main work is the vernacular Konstanzer Stadtchronik, which runs to March 1470…

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Bihrer, Andreas, “Dacher, Gebhard”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00846>
First published online: 2016



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