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Schnitt, Konrad
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1495/1500–1541. Switzerland.  Born as Conrad Appodecker in Constance, documented in Basel from 1519. Schnitt was a painter and woodcutter and signed his works as C. A., later C. S. He held official positions as councilman, guild master, and steward in Basel. Schnitt worked with Sebastian Münster, Johannes Stumpf, Niklaus Briefer, and Ägidius Tschudi.

Schnitt wrote a compilation of a world chronicle, composed between 1537 and 1541 and centered on the Emperors of the Roman Empire from Julius Caesar to Charles V. The focus is mostly on the Basel regi…

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Tomaszewski, Marco, “Schnitt, Konrad”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001438>
First published online: 2016

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