Hartmann von Heldrungen
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In 1238, von Heldrungen became the Komtur in Saxony. He took part in diplomatic negotiations and celebrations when the Livonian Order joined the Teutonic Order. He was trusted by the Grand Masters and because of that, he was able to advance quickly within the Order. Between 1261 and 1266, he was the Grand Komtur and second in charge after the Grand Master, Anno von Sangershausen.
Von Heldrungen became the 11th Grand Master in the summer of 1273. His reign was marked by relative peace for the order, and he encouraged the colonization of Prussia and Livonia. He gained more lands in the empire as well as in Pomerania. He died at Acre in 1283 after fifty years in the order and reportedly at close to a hundred years in age.
|Grand Master of the Teutonic Order|
Anno von Sangershausen
Burchard von Schwanden
- Walter James Wyatt (1876). The history of Prussia: tracing the origin and development of her military organization. pp. 503–.
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