Georg Modestin

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Georg Modestin (* 1969 in Bern ) is a Swiss historian.


Modestin studied at the University of Lausanne and graduated there in 1997 with a licentiate . He then completed a master's degree at Exeter University , which he completed in 1998. He then completed the teaching diploma for high schools and has since taught at various grammar schools. At the same time he was a freelancer for Helvetia Sacra and the Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . He worked on SNSF projects, including as a Swiss employee at MGH . In 2005 he received his doctorate from the University of Friborg . He has also been a visiting researcher there since 2013.

Modestin sits on the board of the historical research association of the canton of Friborg and lives in Solothurn.

Works (selection)

  • Le diable chez l'évêque. Chasse aux sorciers dans le diocèse de Lausanne (verse 1460). Lausanne 1999 (Cahiers lausannois d'histoire médiévale 25).
  • Sources on the history of the Waldensians of Strasbourg (1400–1401). Hanover 2007 (MGH sources on the intellectual history of the Middle Ages 22).
  • Heretic in the city. The trial of the Strasbourg Waldensians from 1400. Hanover 2007 (MGH Studies and Texts 41).
  • Facta est magna strages. The Konstanz canon Heinrich von Diessenhofen and the contemporary historiography of the Laupenkriege. In: Freiburg history sheets. 85, 2008, pp. 33-67. ( Available online )
  • A coniuratio against Emperor Charles IV and the silence of the chronicler. Heinrich von Diessenhofen as the historiographer of Duke Rudolf IV of Austria (1357–1361). In: Studia Mediaevalia Bohemica. 2/1, 2010, pp. 7-24.
  • Heinrich von Diessenhofen, Marquard von Randegg and the Great Dragon - Avignon, April 11, 1337. In: Swiss journal for history. 59, 2009, pp. 329-341. ( Available online )

Individual evidence

  1. a b Dr. Georg Modestin , at, accessed on March 21, 2020.
  2. The members of the board of directors , on, accessed on March 21, 2020.