- Bruno the Saxon
- Bruno the Saxon• German chronicler of the eleventh century and author of the 'Historia de Bello Saxonico'
Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.
- Bruno the SaxonBruno the Saxon† Catholic_Encyclopedia ► Bruno the Saxon(SAXONICUS.)A German chronicler of the eleventh Century and author of the "Historia de Bello Saxonico". Little is known of his life. He was apparently a Saxon monk belonging to the household of Archbishop Werner, of Magdeburg, who was a vigorous opponent of Henry IV and one of the leaders of the Saxon uprising against the emperor. After the death of the archbishop in 1078 at the hands of peasants, Bruno attached himself to Werner, Bishop of Merseburg, to whom, in 1082, he dedicated the work, "De Bello Saxonico" by which he is chiefly known. As its name indicates, it is a record of the struggles of the Saxons with the Emperor Henry IV. The author begins with an account of the youth of Henry and the evil influence exerted over him by Adalbert of Bremen after he had passed from the stern tutelage of Anno, Archbishop of Cologne. He then traces the relations of the emperor with the Saxons and narrates at length the causes and events of the rebellion, ending with the election of Hermann of Luxemburg as king in 1081.There has been a difference of opinion regarding the historical value of Bruno's work. It was written during the contentions between Henry and Gregory VII, and the author has been classed with those partisans who, either through ignorance or malice, endeavoured to lower Henry in the esteem of his subjects (Stenzel). Bruno indeed supported the pope's cause, and his Saxon sympathies manifest themselves at times in his writings, but of his sincerity and his expressed purpose to narrate the truth there can be no doubt. He made the most of his sources of information and, in spite of occasional omissions, gives a vivid picture of the times from the point of view of an interested contemporary. The letters of Saxon bishops and other original documents which he includes in his history give an added value to the work. The text of the "De Bello Saxonico" is given in the "Monum. Germ. Hist." (Pertz, Hanover, 1848), V. 327-384. A German translation, with an introduction, was published by W. Wattenbach (Berlin, 1853). For an extended, though not unbiased, history of the time, cf. Stenzel, "Geschichte Deutschlands unter den frankischen Kaisen", (Leipzig, 1827).HENRY M. BROCKTranscribed by Joseph P. Thomas
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910.
Look at other dictionaries:
Bruno the Saxon — (Latin: Bruno Saxonicus ) was a German chronicler of the eleventh Century and author of the Historia de Bello Saxonico . Little is known of his life. He was apparently a Saxon monk belonging to the household of Archbishop Werner, of Magdeburg,… … Wikipedia
Bruno — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Bruno imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = meaning = region = origin = related names = footnotes = Bruno is the latinized version of the Germanic male given name Brun. It is also one of the most frequent… … Wikipedia
Bruno Paul — (January 19, 1874–August 17, 1968) was a German architect, interior designer, and furniture designer.Bruno Paul was born in Seifhennersdorf, a village in rural Saxony, in 1874. His father was an independent tradesman, craftsman, and dealer in… … Wikipedia
The Edge of Night — Original main title (1956–1967) Also known as Edge of Night Genre Soap opera Created by Irving Vendig … Wikipedia
Bruno — m German and English: from the Germanic vocabulary element brun brown. This name was in use in many of the ruling families of Germany during the Middle Ages, being borne by a roth century saint, son of the Emperor Henry the Fowler, and also by… … First names dictionary
The Pied Piper of Hamelin — is a legend about the abduction of many children from the town of Hamelin ( Hameln ), Germany. Famous versions of the legend are given by the Brothers Grimm and, in English, by Robert Browning.PlotIn 1284, while the town of Hamelin was suffering… … Wikipedia
Bruno, Duke of Saxony — Bruno, Brun, or Braun (died 2 February 880) was the Duke of Saxony from 866 to his death. He was the elder son of Liudolf, progenitor of the Liudolfing dynasty and described as dux orientalis Saxonum , duke of East Saxony. It is possible that… … Wikipedia
The Benedictine Order — The Benedictine Order † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Benedictine Order The Benedictine Order comprises monks living under the Rule of St. Benedict, and commonly known as black monks . The order will be considered in this article under… … Catholic encyclopedia
Bruno of Querfurt, Saint — or Saint Boniface of Querfurt born с 974, Querfurt, Saxony died March 14, 1009, near Braunsberg, Prussia; feast day June 19 Missionary and martyr. A member of a noble family, he was attached to the clerical household of the emperor Otto III.… … Universalium
Bruno Balke — Albert H. L. Bruno Balke (* 6. September 1907 in Braunschweig; † 7. Juni 1999 in Grand Junction (Colorado)) war ein amerikanischer Physiologe deutscher Herkunft. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Literatur 3 Weblinks … Deutsch Wikipedia