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Alexander of Roes
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Canon of the Mary Convent in the capitol in Cologne; the dates of his life are unknown if he is not to be identified with A. v. Leysberg (born 1225; died before 1300). Between 1281 and 1288, Alexander of Roes wrote in the vicinity of the curia in Viterbo: in 1281 the “Memoriale de prerogativa Romani imperii,” including a tractate by Jordanus of Osnabrück; in 1284/85 the parabolic poem “Pavo,” which describes how at a council of birds the peacock (the pope) deposes the eagle (the e…

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Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Louise, “Alexander of Roes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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