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Zimmern, Wilhelm Werner von
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 1485 – 1575. Germany. Count (Graf) and imperial judge (Reichskammerrichter). Uncle of Froben Christoph von Zimmern.

Wilhelm Werner was born on the 6th January 1485 in Meßkirch, as the fourth son of the Baron (Freiherr) Johann Werner von Zimmern and Countess Margaretha of Öttingen. Initially he received a secular education at the Württemberg court and elsewhere, but then his family decided to prepare him for a career in the Church. After studying in Tübingen and Freiburg, and being ordained to the minor orders, the y…

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Bihrer, Andreas, “Zimmern, Wilhelm Werner von”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001392>
First published online: 2016

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