Heinrich von Herford

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Heinrich von Herford (also Heinrich von Hervord, Henricus de Hervordia), anglicized Henry of Herford (~1300 - † 9 October 1370) was a Dominican friar, chronicler, historian, and theologian.

Born around 1300 in Herford, Westphalia in the Holy Roman Empire, he probably attended the Latin school of the Imperial Abbey (today Friedrichs-Gymnasium Herford).[1] He was then professed in the Dominican friary at Minden. There he wrote his chronicle Liber de rebus memorabilioribus (Book of Memorable Things), in which he summarizes the work of older historians from Eusebius down to the writers of his own age. The work, which is continued down to the coronation of the Emperor Charles IV in 1355, was one of the chief sources of historical information in fourteenth-century literature. It was reprinted under the editorship of August Potthast in Göttingen in 1859. He also composed the Catena aurea in decem partes distincta, a summary of theology, and a treatise, De Conceptione Virginis gloriosae.

Heinrich von Herford died on 9 October 1370 in the Dominican monastery of St. Pauli in Minden, where he had spent most of his life. Shortly after his death, Heinrich's writings must have earned him a relative fame as Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, prompted Heinrich's reburial to a more honorable tomb and hosted a large funeral attended by a number of people of secular and spiritual significance.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Pape: "Über die Schule am Herforder Münster im Mittelalter" in: Friedrichs-Gymnasium Herford 1540-1990, pp. 18-26
  2. ^ Klaus Peter Schumann: Heinrich von Herford. Enzyklopädische Gelehrsamkeit und universalhistorische Konzeption im Dienste dominikanischer Studienbedürfnisse, Münster 1996 (Quellen und Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Religionsgeschichte 4 = Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission für Westfalen 44/4), ISBN 3-402-06889-3
Attribution
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBurton, Edwin (1913). "Henry of Herford". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.  Cites sources:
    • Fabricius, Biblioth. med. aet. (1735), III, 658-9
    • Potthast, Chronicon Henrici de Hervordia (Göttingen, 1859), Diss. I;
    • Franklin, Dictionnaire des Noms, Surnoms et Pseudonymes Latins de l'histoire littéraire du Moyen Age (Paris, 1875)
    • Wegele in Allgemeine deutsche Biographie (1881);
    • Streber in Kirchenlex.;
    • Wilhelm Diekamp in Zeitschr. Gesch. Altert. Westfal. (1899), LVII, 90-103;
    • Hugo von Hurter, Nomenclator;
    • Chevalier, Répertoire des sources historiques du Moyen Age (Paris, 1905).

Literature[edit]

  • August Potthast: Liber de rebus memorabilioribus sive chronicon Henrici de Hervordia. Göttingen 1859
  • Anette Baumann: Weltchronistik im ausgehenden Mittelalter. Heinrich von Herford, Gobelinus Person, Dietrich Engelhus. Lang, Frankfurt am Main u.a. 1995, ISBN 3-631-48288-4
  • Klaus Peter Schumann: Wundergeschichten des Mindener Dominikaners Heinrich von Herford. Mitteilungen des Mindener Geschichtsvereins, Jahrgang 55 (1983), S. 87-102.
  • Klaus Peter Schumann: Heinrich von Herford. Enzyklopädische Gelehrsamkeit und universalhistorische Konzeption im Dienste dominikanischer Studienbedürfnisse, Münster 1996 (Quellen und Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Religionsgeschichte 4 = Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission für Westfalen 44/4), ISBN 3-402-06889-3
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz (1990). "Heinrich von Herford". In Bautz, Friedrich Wilhelm. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 2. Hamm: Bautz. col. 667. ISBN 3-88309-032-8. 
  • Klemens Honselmann (1969), "Heinrich von Herford", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German) 8, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 411–411