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Vatzo, Paltram
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12th-13th century. Austria. Presumed author of a Latin chronicle known variously as the Chronicon Austriacum or the Chronicon Vatzonis. Vatzo was probably a member of the Viennese city council; he should not be confused (as older scholarship did) with a former mayor of Vienna of the same name, who for political reasons could not have been an author of the chronicle.

The identity of Paltram Vatzo as author is the subject of a number of scholarly doubts. The chronicle was partially attributed to him because Georg Leeb, the Augustinian canon regular who copi…

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Wiesinger, Michaela, “Vatzo, Paltram”, 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_001388>
First published online: 2016

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