Burchard of Meissen
The Benedictine and castle chaplain Burchard, who came from the monastery of Sankt Emmeram in Regensburg , was ordained the first bishop of Meissen by Archbishop Adalbert von Magdeburg in Magdeburg . Here he set up the Meissen cathedral chapter. The traditional tradition, according to which he died on June 14, 970 or 972 when he fell from a horse, is hardly tenable; Its festival is traditionally celebrated on this date. Only his name, his consecration and the date of his death are reliable sources.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Ebelin: The German bishops until the end of the sixteenth century. Volume 2. Wiegand, Leipzig 1858, p. 223 ( Google books ).
- Eduard Machatschek : History of the bishops of the Meissen Monastery in chronological order: At the same time a contribution to the cultural history of the Mark Meissen and the Duke and Electorate of Saxony. Edited according to the " Codex diplomaticus Saxoniae regiae ", other credible sources and proven historical works. CC Meinhold, Dresden 1884. pp. 11-19.
- Ekkart Sauser : Burchard. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 16, Bautz, Herzberg 1999, ISBN 3-88309-079-4 , Sp. 251-252.
- Willi Rittenbach, Siegfried Seifert : History of the Bishops of Meißen 968-1581. St. Benno, Leipzig 1965.
Bishop of Meissen
|SURNAME||Burchard of Meissen|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German clergyman, first bishop of Meissen|
|DATE OF BIRTH||9th century or 10th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 25, 969|