- Godfrey of Viterbo
- Godfrey of Viterbo• German writer of the twelfth century
Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.
- Godfrey of ViterboGodfrey of Viterbo† Catholic_Encyclopedia ► Godfrey of ViterboGerman writer of the twelfth century. Nothing is known as to the place or date of his birth, but he received his education at Bamberg, whither he was taken by Lothair in 1133. At an early age he displayed great activity as one of the clergy at the court of Conrad III and later Frederick I, accompanying the latter on many of his campaigns, and frequently fulfilling for him diplomatic missions. As a reward for his services at Court, lands were bestowed on him in fief at Viterbo, probably in 1169. During his forty years as notary and chaplain to the Emperor Frederick, he displayed a multifarious activity at Court. Among the personages there he was particularly attracted towards the youthful Henry VI. He lived much in Italy, spending his last days at Viterbo. The year of his death has not been ascertained. In the politico-ecclesiastical conflicts of his time he sided with the emperor, without, however, declaring himself inimical to the pope. He blames Pope Alexander's predecessor, Hadrian, for the schism, inasmuch as the latter had allied himself with the Greeks and Normans against the emperor. His works were for the most part composed during journeys. About 1183 he compiled for the use of schools his "Speculum regum", a history of the world beginning with the deluge, intended to reconcile the Romans with the Germans. His metrical account of the achievements of Frederick (Gesta Friderici), extending to 1181, is a separate work, which, though not free from confusion, contains some valuable information. His "Memoria Sæculorum" is a history of the world written partly in prose and partly in verse, and was completed in 1185. In the same year he began work on his "Pantheon", a history of the world which enjoyed an unmerited fame during the Middle Ages. The author, delighting as he does in fables, has gathered much material for the history of folk-lore. His works — some of them only in extracts — are to be found in the "Monumenta Germaniæ historica: Scriptores", XVII.ULMANN, Gottfried von Viterbo, dissertation (Gšttingen, 1863); WATTENBACH, Deutschlands Geschichtsquellen im M. A. (6th ed., Berlin, 1894), II, 290 sqq.FRANZ KAMPERSTranscribed by Gerald Rossi
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910.
Look at other dictionaries:
Godfrey of Viterbo — [Geoffrey of Viterbo, Goffredo da Viterbo, Gottfried von Viterbo.] (c. 1120 ndash; c. 1196), was a Roman Catholic chronicler, either Italian or German. BiographyHe was probably an Italian by birth, although some authorities assert that he was a… … Wikipedia
Godfrey Ludham — Infobox Archbishop of York name = Godfrey Ludham consecration = 22 September 1258 began = December 1258 term end = 12 January 1265 predecessor = Sewal de Bovil successor = Walter Giffard birth date = birthplace = death date = 12 January 1265… … Wikipedia
Sons of Noah — This T and O map, which abstracts that society s known world to a cross inscribed within an orb, remakes geography in the service of Christian iconography and identifies the three known continents as populated by descendants of Shem (Sem), Ham… … Wikipedia
Pope Lucius II — Infobox Pope English name=Lucius II birth name=Gherardo Caccianemici dal Orso term start=March 9, 1144 term end=February 15, 1145 predecessor=Celestine II successor=Eugene III birth date=??? birthplace= Bologna, Italy dead=dead|death date=death… … Wikipedia
Vox Clamantis — ( the voice of one crying out ) is a Latin poem of around 10,000 lines in elegiac verse by John Gower that recounts the events and tragedy of the 1381 Peasants Rising. The poem takes aim at the corruption of society and laments the rise of evil.… … Wikipedia
Confessio Amantis — ( The Lover s Confession ) is a 33,000 line Middle English poem by John Gower, which uses the confession made by an ageing lover to the chaplain of Venus as a frame story for a collection of shorter narrative poems. According to its prologue, it… … Wikipedia
Rudolf von Ems — (c. 1200 1254) was a mediaeval German epic poet.LifeRudolf von Ems was born in the Vorarlberg, in an area that is now Austria. He took his name from the castle of Hohenems near Bregenz, now in Austria, and was a knight in the service of the… … Wikipedia
Apollonius of Tyre — ▪ literary character chief personage in a medieval Latin romance of unknown authorship, which may be assumed to derive from a lost Greek original. The story enjoyed long and widespread popularity in European literature, and versions of it… … Universalium
Rudolf von Ems — • Middle High German epic poet of the thirteenth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rudolf von Ems Rudolf von Ems … Catholic encyclopedia
John XV (XVI) — Pope John XV (XVI) † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope John XV (XVI) Enthroned 985; d. April, 996. After John XIV had been removed by force, the usurper, Boniface VII, reigned eleven months, dying in July, 985. A Roman named John, the son… … Catholic encyclopedia