Diebold Schilling the Younger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Diebold Schilling the Younger

Swiss chronicler

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1460

Place of Birth: Haguenau, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 03-Nov-1515

Profession: writer, historian

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Diebold Schilling the Younger

  • Diebold Schilling the Younger (before 1460 - 3 November 1515(?)) was the author of the "Luzerner Schilling", one of the Swiss illustrated chronicles, which he presented to the city council of Lucerne on 15 January 1513 (but which remained incomplete).
  • He was the nephew of Diebold Schilling the Elder of Berne.
  • The younger Diebold was a somewhat scandalous figure, not unlike his father Hans, brother to the elder Diebold, an adventurer who had sought his fortune at the court of Matthias Corvinus, and returned destitute in 1488.
  • Diebold was a secretary in Lucerne from 1479, and received the priesthood in 1481.
  • His behaviour was so unpriestly, however, that the city council locked him into the tower in 1487, where he remained imprisoned for two years before he was released on parole of exhibiting more appropriate behaviour in the future.
  • After his release he was soon back to his old ways, and after he had killed a man after a tavern brawl, he was fined and obliged to read a mass for his victim every year.
  • Diebold was fiercely anti-French, and he accused the Bernese in particular, as well as his fellow chronicler Petermann Etterlin because of their friendly attitude towards France.
  • Diebold's own sympathies lay with the German emperor Maximilian I, who personally invited him to the Reichstag in Konstanz in 1507.
  • As an author, Diebold's most important contribution to the historiography of his times is his account of the years 1507–1509, the events of which he tells in his own words as an eye-witness.

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