Ibn al-Fuwati
Ibn al-Fuwati (1244–1323) (Arabic: ابن الفوطي) was an Iraqi historian who wrote a great deal, but whose works have mostly been lost. Large portions of his biographical dictionary Madjma' al-ada...
Alberic of Trois-Fontaines
Alberic of Trois-Fontaines (French: Aubri or Aubry de Trois-Fontaines; Latin: Albericus Trium Fontium) (d. ca. 1252) was a medieval Cistercian chronicler who wrote in Latin. He was a monk of T...
Il-yeon
Il-yeon (or Iryeon) (1206–1289) was a Buddhist monk and All-Enlightened National Preceptor (보각국사, 普覺國師) during the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. His birth name was Kim Gyeong-myeong (金景明), and his courtes...
Philippe Mouskes
Philippe Mouskes (before 1220 – 24 February 1282) was bishop of Tournai, and author of a rhymed chronicle that draws on the history of the Franks and France, from the origins until 1242.
Philippe ...
Bernard of Besse
Bernard of Besse was a French Friar Minor and chronicler.He was a native of Aquitaine, with date of birth uncertain; he belonged to the custody of Cahors and was secretary to St. Bonaventure. He took ...
Fang Hui
Fang Hui (Chinese: 方回), also called Wanli (万里), Tuanfu (团甫), Xugu (虚谷), and Yangshanren (阳山人), was a scholar of the late Song and early Yuan dynasties from Huizhou's She (歙) county (in present day...
Robert of Auxerre
Robert of Auxerre (c. 1156-1212), French chronicler, was an inmate of the monastery of St Marien at Auxerre.At the request of Milo de Trainel (1155–1202), abbot of this house, he wrote a Chronicon, or...
John of Wallingford
John of Wallingford (died 1214), also known as John de Cella, was Abbot of St Albans Abbey in the English county of Hertfordshire from 1195 to his death in 1214. He was previously prior of Holy Trinit...
Muhammad bin Ali Rawandi
Muhammad bin Ali Rawandi (Persian: محمدبن علی راوندی‎), was a Persian historian who wrote the Rahat al-sudur wa ayat al-surur during the fall of the Great Seljuk Empire and the subsequent invasi...
Otto of Sankt Blasien
Otto of Sankt Blasien was a German Benedictine chronicler. He was born about the middle of the 12th century; died on 23 July 1223, at Sankt Blasien in the Black Forest, Baden (southwestern Germany). N...
Rigord
Rigord (Rigordus) (c. 1150 – c. 1209) was a French chronicler, was probably born near Alais in Languedoc, and became a physician.After becoming a monk he entered the monastery of Argenteuil, and then ...
Vardan Areveltsi
Vardan Areveltsi (Armenian: Վարդան Արևելցի; Vardan the Easterner, circa 1198 – 1271 AD) was a thirteenth-century Armenian historian, geographer, philosopher and translator. In addition to es...
Gerald of Wales
Gerald of Wales (Latin: Giraldus Cambrensis; Welsh: Gerallt Gymro; c. 1146 – c. 1223) was archdeacon of Brecon and chronicler of his times. Born c. 1146 at Manorbier Cas...
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Thomas Wykes (chronicler)
Thomas Wykes (1222 — c. 1293), English chronicler, was a canon regular of Oseney Abbey, near Oxford.He was the author of a chronicle extending from 1066 to 1289, which is printed among the monastic an...
Jans der Enikel
Jans der Enikel, i.e. "Jans the Grandson" was a Viennese poet and historian of the late 13th century. He wrote a Weltchronik (history of the world) and a Fürstenbuch (history of Vienna), both in Midd...
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Thomas of Eccleston
Thomas of Eccleston was a thirteenth-century English Franciscan chronicler. He is known for De Adventu Fratrum Minorum in Angliam. It runs from 1224, when Franciscan friars first came to England, unde...
Jordanus of Giano
Jordanus of Giano (1195 – after 1262) was an Italian Minorite from Giano in the Valley of Spoleto.
Jordanus joined the Franciscans around 1220. A few years later he was sent to Germany with ...
Jocelyn de Brakelond
Jocelyn de Brakelond was an English monk and the author of a chronicle narrating the fortunes of the monastery of Bury St. Edmunds Abbey between 1173 and 1202. He is only known through his own work.He...
Stephen Orbelian
Stepanos Orbelian (Armenian: Ստեփանոս Օրբելյան; c. 1250–1305) was a thirteenth-century Armenian historian and the Metropolitan bishop of the province of Syunik. He is known for writing his well-re...
Shihab al-Din Muhammad al-Nasawi
Shihab al-Din Muhammad al-Nasawi (died c. 1250) was a secretary and biographer of Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu, the Khwarezmid dynast. Born in Nasa in Khorasan, he witnessed first-hand the Mongol invasion o...
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Hélinand of Froidmont
Hélinand of Froidmont (c. 1150—after 1229 (probably 1237)) was a medieval poet, chronicler, and ecclesiastical writer. He was born of Flemish parents at Pronleroy in Oise in France c. 1150; his date o...
Ibn Isfandiyar
Bahā’ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥasan ibn Isfandiyār was a 13th-century Iranian historian from Tabaristan, who wrote a history of his native province, the Tarikh-i Tabaristan. What little is known of his li...
Niketas Choniates
Niketas or Nicetas Choniates (Greek: Νικήτας Χωνιάτης, ca. 1155 to 1215 or 1216), whose real surname was Akominatos (Ἀκομινάτος), was a Greek Byzantine government official and historian – like his...
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Sempad the Constable
Sempad the Constable (Armenian: Սմբատ Սպարապետ, Սմբատ Գունդստաբլ - Smbat Sparapet, Smbat Gúndestabl) (1208–1276) (also Smpad and Smbat) was a noble in Cilician Armenia, an older brother of King He...
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Ibn Bibi
Ibn Bibi was a Persian historiographer and the author of the primary source for the history of the Seljuq Sultanate of Rum during the 13th century. He served as head of the chancellery of the Sultanat...
Roger of Wendover
Roger of Wendover (died 6 May 1236), probably a native of Wendover in Buckinghamshire, was an English chronicler of the 13th century. At an uncertain date he became a monk at St Albans Abbey; afterwar...
Jacob van Maerlant
Jacob van Maerlant (c. 1230–40 – c. 1288–1300) was the greatest Flemish poet of the 13th century and one of the most important Middle Dutch authors during the Middle Ages.
Van Maerl...
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John of Wallingford (writer)
John of Wallingford (died 1258) was a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of St Albans, who served as the abbey's infirmarer at some time between c.1246-7 and his death in 1258.He is now mostly known throug...
Gregory of Caergwent
Gregory of Caergwent or Winchester (fl. 1270) was a British monk and historian.Gregory entered Gloucester Abbey, according to his own account, on 29 October 1237, and is stated to have lived there for...
Julian of Speyer
Julian of Speyer (Latin: Julianus Teutonicus; died c. 1250), also known as Julian of Spires, was a German Franciscan composer, poet and historian of the thirteenth century.Born in Speyer, Julian s...