Theodericus Brandes

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Theodericus Brandes , also Dietrich Brandes (* in Lübeck ; † August 16, 1500 there ) was a German lawyer and council secretary of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck.


Theodericus Brandes, as he wrote himself, was the son of the Lübeck merchant Hermann Brandes. He began his studies in 1465 at the University of Rostock . In 1469 he is registered as a cleric in Lübeck and enrolled at the University of Cologne to study law, where he is proven to have received a scholarship from the Dwerg Foundation from 1469 to at least 1475 . He received his doctorate in Cologne as a Bachelor of Law and Magister artium. In 1477 he was appointed as the successor to the Rostock Council Secretary Johann Nigemann Secretary of the Hansekontor in Bergen on the Bryggen . He represented the Bergen drivers in August / September 1478 together with the senior man of the Lübeck Bergen drivers Brand Hogefeld with King Christian I of Denmark in Copenhagen in matters of the mountains trade and privileges in Denmark and Norway. In 1480 the Lübeck council appointed him as council secretary in Lübeck. He took up this position in 1481 and retained it until his death. Brandes also worked as a chronicler in Lübeck.


  • Friedrich Bruns : The Lübeck syndicists and council secretaries until the constitutional amendment of 1851 in ZVLGA Volume 29 (1938), p. 132/133
  • Friedrich Bruns: The Secretaries of the German Office in Bergen , in: Det Hanseatiske Museums Skriften , Volume 13, Bergen 1939, p. 38 ff.

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Individual evidence

  1. Entry in the Rostock matriculation portal
  2. ^ Emil Ferdinand Fehling : Lübeckische Ratslinie , Lübeck 1925, No. 565