Digitale Bibliothek

Highlights

Mecklenburgian Rhymed Chronicle (Reimchronik)

Bound in red leather, the chronicle presents the history of Mecklenburg and its obotrite princes on 232 leaves in more than 26,000 rhymes in Middle High German. [more...]

Chronicle of the Ribnitz Monastery

In 1323 Prince Henry the Lion (Henry II of Mecklenburg) founded a monastery for the Order of Poor Clares, which, as its founder and regulator, especially venerates Saint Clare of Assisi (1193-1253). [more...]

University of Greifswald Rector's Matriculation Register

Matriculations are one of the most important sources of the personnel history of a university. Originally, they served as proof that a person had been accepted into the privilege community of the university. [more...]

Stemmata Sundensis

Johann Albert Dinnies (1727-1801)

Family tables and coats of arms of those families whose members have held the mayor's or council dignity of the city of Stralsund.

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Low German Bible of Barth (Barther Bibel)

Duke Bogislaw XIII (reigned in Barth 1573 - 1604) founded a publishing house and his own court printing house in Barth. In addition to the production of about 45 books, the first complete bible printing took place in Pomerania. [more...]

Johannes Bugenhagen, Pomerania

Bugenhagen was born on the 24th of June 1485 in Wollin/ Pomerania. His father was a councillor there. Bugenhagen studied at the University of Greifswald. Afterwards he went to the town school in Treptow as a teacher and later was appointed to become the principal. [more...]

Cosmus von Simmern: "Historical, genealogical Cosmography" (Historische, genealogische Cosmographia)

Cosmus von Simmern (1581-1650) from Kolberg began with the writing of the "Historical, genealogical Cosmography" (Historische, genealogische Cosmographia) around 1605, which was extended again and again until 1646. Of the original 14 folios, only parts dealing with Brandenburg, Pomerania and Mecklenburg have survived. [more...]

Nicolaus Marschalk: Genealogy of the Mecklenburg princely house (Mecklenburgische Fürstengenealogie)

After his studies in Louvain, Heidelberg, Erfurt and Wittenberg, Nicolaus Marschalk initially worked as a town clerk in Rostock. At the Mecklenburg court he was a ducal councillor in Schwerin in diplomatic service. [more...]

Praise towards the famous... barley beer Kniesensack

Nothing is known about the origin of the name - it could mean "Fürstenbier" from the Slavic "Knäs" (ruler) and "nack" (beer). It is described as strong, strong, probably top-fermented beer brewed purely from barley. The malt is said to have been well roasted and not too finely ground. Thus a "brown beer", stored for a long time, slightly hopped and cloudy. [more...]

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