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Molitor, Nikolaus
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Died 1545. Switzerland.  Presumably the same Nikolaus Molitoris (de Bomberga) who enrolled at the University of Basel in May 1495. Molitor joined the Carthusian monastery in Basel in 1494 and took final vows in 1496. From 1516 he was the steward, and from 1525 vicar of the monastery. After the prior Hieronymus Zscheckenbürlin fled the monastery due to the Reformation in 1529, Molitor as vicar served as head of the charterhouse in Basel. 

Molitor is regarded as the author of the so called Aufzeichnungen eines Basler Karthäusers aus der Reformationszeit, historical records …

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Tomaszewski, Marco, “Molitor, Nikolaus”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001447>
First published online: 2016

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