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Gossembrot, Sigmund, the younger
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1442-1500. Germany. Sigmund [or Sigismund] II Gossembrot was a merchant from a leading patrician family of Augsburg; he was himself repeatedly mayor of his city from 1484 to his death. Unlike his homonymous father, Sigismund Gossembrot the elder (1417-1493), who prompted Sigmund Meisterlin to write, the younger Sigmund does not appear to have been a humanist: his only written production is a small manuscript (31 folios), with the title Wapen-bůch on the back of the plain leather cover.

It begins with the arms of the imperial city of Augsburg, followed by the arms of the …

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Adrian, Dominique, “Gossembrot, Sigmund, the younger”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001451>
First published online: 2016

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