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Felix Fabri

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Author(s): Dorothea R. French
Fabri, Felix (c.1441-1502) Friar Felix Fabri (or F.F.F. as he called himself) was born in Zürich of a noble family by the name of Schmidt. He was brought up in a Dominican convent at Basel and while still a young man joined the Dominican convent at Ulm c. 1453-54 where he resided until his death. Fabri is the author of a three-volume Latin account of pilgrimages he took to Jerusalem in 1480 and 1483 entitled Evagatorium in Terrae Sanctae, Arabiae et Egypti peregrinationem (1494); a two-volume encomium of Ulm, his adopted city, entitled Tractatus de Civitae Ulmensi (1488-1489), a Historia Suev…