Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Oliver of Paderborn
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Oliviero de Colonia, Olivier de Cologne

Date of Birth: Before 1196

Place of Birth: Diocese of Paderborn

Date of Death: August 9-September 18, 1227

Place of Death: Italy


Born into a family of perhaps minor nobility in the diocese of Paderborn, Oliver had become scholasticus (schoolmaster) of its cathedral school by 1200 and occupied a similar position in Cologne by 1201. Oliver’s predecessor in Cologne, Rudolph, h…

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Bird, Jessalynn, “Oliver of Paderborn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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