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Ertzberg, Cosmas
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ca. 1470–1550. Switzerland. Ertzberg was born in Basel and studied at the local university starting in 1483. In 1488, he became a junior town clerk (Substitut), and in the years 1494–1532, he served as a scribe of the merchants' hall. Ertzberg authored a set of historiographical records concerning the years 1488 to 1532 that survive in Basel, UB, A λ II 6a, p. 41-43. This manuscript was compiled by Ertzberg himself, and also contains extracts of other chronicles from Basel (Erhard Appenwiler, the Basler Annalen, Konrad Schnitt). The notes were inserted step by step over the years…

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Tomaszewski, Marco, “Ertzberg, Cosmas”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001443>
First published online: 2016

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