Helmold
Helmold of Bosau (ca. 1120 – after 1177) was a Saxon historian of the 12th century and a priest at Bosau near Plön. He was a friend of the two bishops of Oldenburg in Holstein, Vicelinus (died 1...
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William of Tyre
William of Tyre (c. 1130 – 29 September 1186) was a medieval prelate and chronicler. As archbishop of Tyre, he is sometimes known as William II to distinguish him from a predecessor, William of Maline...
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Anna Komnene
Anna Komnene, Latinized as Comnena (Greek: Ἄννα Κομνηνή, Anna Komnēnē; 1 December 1083 – 1153), was a Greek princess, scholar, physician, hospital administrator, and the daughter of Emperor Alexio...
Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger
Nikephoros Bryennios (or Nicephorus Bryennius) (Greek: Νικηφόρος Βρυέννιος, Nikēphoros Bryennios) (1062–1137), Byzantine general, statesman and historian, was born at Orestias (Orestiada, Adrianople) ...
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Godfrey of Viterbo
Godfrey of Viterbo (c. 1120 – c. 1196) was a Roman Catholic chronicler, either Italian or German. From an early age he displayed great activity as one of the clergy at the court of Conrad III and late...
William of Malmesbury
William of Malmesbury (Latin: Willelmus Malmesbiriensis; c. 1095 or '96 – c. 1143) was the foremost English historian of the 12th century. Hollister ranked him among the most tale...
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Eadmer
Eadmer, or Edmer (ca. 1060 – ca. 1126), was an English historian, theologian, and ecclesiastic. He is known for being a contemporary biographer of his archbishop and companion, Saint Anselm, in his V...
Symeon of Durham
Symeon (or Simeon) of Durham (died after 1129) was an English chronicler and a monk of Durham Priory. When William of Saint-Calais returned from his Norman exile in 1091, Symeon was probably in his c...
Hugh the Chanter
Hugh Sottovagina (died c. 1140), often referred to as Hugh the Chanter or Hugh the Chantor, was a historian for York Minster during the 12th century and was probably an archdeacon during the time of h...
Sigebert of Gembloux
Sigebert of Gembloux (Sigebertus Gemblacensis) (c. 1030 – 5 October 1112) was a medieval author, known mainly as a pro-Imperial historian of a universal chronicle, opposed to the expansive papacy of G...
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Renier of St Laurent
Renier of St Laurent (died 1188) was a twelfth-century Benedictine monk of St Laurent Abbey, Liège. He known as a writer, of theological and exegetical works, controversial and historical works, and n...
Richard of Devizes
Richard of Devizes (fl. late 12th century), English chronicler, was a monk of St Swithin's house at Winchester.His birthplace is probably indicated by his surname, Devizes in Wiltshire, but of his lif...
Hugo Falcandus
Hugo Falcandus was a historian who chronicled the reign of William I of Sicily and the minority of his son William II in a highly critical work entitled The History of the Tyrants of Sicily (or Liber ...
Hugh of Poitiers
Hugh of Poitiers (died 1167) was a Benedictine monk of Vézelay Abbey and chronicler.His Historia Vizeliacensis monasterii was written from about 1140 to 1160. Besides being a rather partisan account o...
John of Worcester
John of Worcester (died circa 1140) was an English monk and chronicler. He is usually held to be the author of the Chronicon ex chronicis.
The Chronicon ex chronicis is a world wide history which ...
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Falco of Benevento
Falco of Benevento (Italian: Falcone) was an Italian twelfth-century historian, notary and scribe in the papal palace in Benevento, his native city, where he was born to high-standing parents. He...
John of Hexham
John of Hexham (c. 1160–1209) was an English chronicler, known to us merely as the author of a work called the Historia XXV. annorum, which continues the Historia regum attributed to Symeon of Durham,...
Guy of Bazoches
Guy of Bazoches (before 1146–1203) was a French cleric of the Champagne region, and writer in Latin. He was a canon of Châlons-sur-Marne.He was a chronicler, of the Third Crusade in particular, in whi...
Alexander of Telese
Alexander of Telese (Italian: Alessandro Telesino) was an Italian chronicler and historian, and the abbot of San Salvatore, near Telese, in southern Italy from before 1127 to before November 1143....
Florence of Worcester
Florence of Worcester (died 1118), known in Latin as Florentius, was a monk of Worcester, who played some part in the production of the Chronicon ex chronicis, a Latin world chronicle which begins wit...
Amhlaoibh Mór mac Fir Bhisigh
Amhlaoibh Mór mac Fir Bhisigh, Irish poet, cleric and historian, died 1138.
The Annals of Tigernach, sub anno, give his obituary:1138. Amlaim Mor mac Firbisigh, ollam O Fiachrach uile re senchus &...
Ralph de Diceto
Ralph de Diceto (d. c. 1202) was archdeacon of Middlesex, dean of St Paul's Cathedral (from c. 1180), and author of two chronicles, the Abbreviationes Chronicorum and the Ymagines Historiarum.
He ...
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Eustathius of Thessalonica
Archbishop Eustathius of Thessalonica (or Eustathios of Thessalonike; Greek: Εὐστάθιος Θεσσαλονίκης; c. 1115 – 1195/6) was a Greek bishop and scholar. He is most noted for his contemporary account...
Gilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside
Gilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside, fl. 1147, Gaelic Irish poet. Closely associated with Tighearnán Ua Ruairc, King of Bréifne, he was attached to the monastery of Daminis, and possibly to the church of Ard Bre...
Geoffrey Gaimar
Geoffrey Gaimar (flourished 1136-37), was an Anglo-Norman chronicler. Gaimar's lasting contribution to medieval literature and history was as translator from Old English to Anglo-Norman. His L'Estoire...
Máel Muire mac Céilechair
Máel Muire ("servant of Mary") mac Céilechair (died 1106) was an Irish cleric of the monastery of Clonmacnoise, County Offaly, and one of the principal scribes of the manuscript Lebor na hUidre.He cam...
David Scotus
David Scotus was a medieval Gaelic chronicler.His date of birth is unknown. Early in the twelfth century there was at Würzburg an ecclesiastic and teacher known as David. His surname Scotus shows tha...
Hugh of Flavigny
Hugh or Hugo (born c. 1064) was a Benedictine monk and historian. He served as abbot of Flavigny from 1097 to 1100.
Hugh was born about 1064, probably at Verdun. According to his own testimony, hi...
Abraham ibn Daud
Abraham ibn Daud (Hebrew: אברהם אבן דאוד; Arabic: ابراهيم بن داود) was a Spanish-Jewish astronomer, historian, and philosopher; born at Cordoba, Spain about 1110; died in Toledo, Spain, according to c...
Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani
Muhammad ibn Hamed Isfahani (1125 – June 20, 1201) (Persian: محمد ابن حامد اصفهانی‎), more popularly known as Imad ad-din al-Isfahani (Persian: عماد الدین اصفهانی‎) (Arabic: عما...