Tankred (dean)

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Tankred (Latin Tancradus , among other things; † after 1122) was the Stiftsdekan in Tournai or Bruges in Flanders .


He was mentioned for the first time in 1101 as the canon of St. Donatus in Bruges and as a subdeacon , then several times as a clericus ( cleric ) and without any other title. Around 1108 the author of an alleged appeal by East German bishops described him as an important philosopher ( insignis philosophus ), probably out of personal respect. In 1122 he was probably the decanus Tancramnus of a collegiate monastery in Tournai, Bruges or their surroundings in a document from Bishop Lambert von Tournai .


  • Michael Tangl : The call of the bishops of the Magdeburg ecclesiastical province to help against the Slavs from the beginning of the 12th century. In: New archive of the society for older German history. Volume 30. 1905. pp. 183-191, here pp. 187f.
  • Giles Constable : Early Crusading in Eastern Germany: The Magdeburg Charter of 1107/08 . In: Crusaders and Crusading in the Twelfth Century . Farnham 2008. p. 198

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Document from Count Robert of Flanders for the Abbey of St. Donatus in Bruges, in Aubertus Miraeus : Opera diplomatica et historica . Volume II. Brussels 1723. p. 1149
  2. Certificate 1122 Diplomata Belgica