Paul von Rusdorf

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Paul von Rusdorf.

Paul von Rusdorf (died 1441) was the 29th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1422 to 1441.

Parchment document: Paul von Rusdorf peace signed with Władysław Warneńczykiem, the Polish king, Sigismund Kiejstutowiczem, Grand Duke of Lithuania and others, 1435

The Treaty of Melno was one of von Rusdorf's first acts; it brought stability to the Order and its relations, but fighting resumed in 1431 with the Polish-Teutonic War (1431-1435). Johannes von Baysen (Jan Bażyński) was one of his ambassadors.[citation needed]

External links[edit]


  • Friedrich Borchert: "Die Hochmeister des Deutschen Ordens in Preußen." In: Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung, 6 October 2001.

Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
Preceded by
Michael Küchmeister von Sternberg
Succeeded by
Konrad von Erlichshausen