Diebold Schilling the Younger

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Diebold Schilling presents his chronicle to the Council of Lucerne (1513)

Diebold Schilling the Younger (* before 1460, probably in Haguenau ; † November 3, 1515 (?) In Lucerne ) was a Swiss chronicler in the tradition of the Swiss illustrated chronicle .

He was the son of Hans Schilling, the older brother Diebold Schilling the Elder , who wrote the Bern Chronicle . From 1479 Diebold was the younger notary in Lucerne and from 1481 also a priest. In contrast to his uncle, he was a rather scandalous and colorful figure. In 1487 he was locked in the tower by the Lucerne Council, relieved of his benefice and only released two years later after he had promised to behave in an honorable and priestly manner in the future. But even after that he was involved in all kinds of quarrels, and after a night-time scuffle that ended in manslaughter, he was obliged by the council to pay a fine and an annual funeral mass for the victim. His former home, the Rothenburgerhaus (today: St. Leodegarstrasse 13), still exists.

He presented his chronicle, the so-called Lucerne Chronicle , to the council on January 15, 1513. Politically, Schilling tended towards the Habsburg Maximilian , who personally invited him to the Reichstag in Constance in 1507 .

Images from the Lucerne Chronicle


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