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Naker, Liborius
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ca. 1440 - 1502/3. Germany. Author of a diary of Grand Master Johann von Tiefen's crusade against the Turks. Naker Liborius was born in Dommitzsch near Torgau an der Elbe. He matriculated at Leipzig University in 1457 but did not graduate. From 1458, with the exception of two brief spells from 1464-7 and 1475-82, he spent the rest of his life as a secretary in the Teutonic Order, serving under a total of five grand masters.

A number of texts by him survive, some written as a private individual, others as a public notary during his periods of employment outside the orde…

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Fischer, Mary, “Naker, Liborius”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001413>
First published online: 2016

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