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Ekkehard of Aura

Ekkehard of Aura

Crusader historian
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Intro Crusader historian
Countries Germany
Occupations Writer Historian
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1050
Death 1 January 1140 (Aura an der Saale, Bad Kissingen, Lower Franconia, Bavaria)
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Biography

Ekkehard of Aura (Latin: Ekkehardus Uraugiensis; died 1126) was the Abbot of Aura (a monastery founded by Otto, Bishop of Bamberg, on the Franconian Saale river, near Bad Kissingen, Bavaria) from 1108. A Benedictine monk and chronicler, he made updates to the World Chronicle (Chronicon universale) of Frutolf of Michelsberg adding important German history between 1098 and 1125 during the reign of Emperor Henry V, in which he sided strongly with the papacy in the Investiture Controversy. He was a participant in the Crusade of 1101 (Lerner, 1989), and provided important source material for the Rhineland massacres of Jews and for the First Crusade.

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