Albert of Stade

Albert Of Stade (Albertus Stadiensis) was a Benedictine priest of the Cloister of St. Mary at Stade. He was appointed priest in 1232, and made vain efforts, with the concurrence of the pope, to put down the disorders of the monks of his abbey. Being greatly troubled, because the bull which he obtained in 1236 of Gregory XI produced no effect, he entered in 1240 the Order of Franciscans. He became, after Olearius, general, and still lived in 1260. Albert of Stade, who must not be confounded with Albert of Pisa, composed in Latin a Chronicle, embracing the period from the creation of the world down to 1256. This is especially valuable for consultation concerning the occurrences in the north of Germany from 1072 to 1256. Andrew Hoier added a supplement, which comprehends a period of sixty years (Hafniae, 1720). This was published with notes, by Reineccius, under the title Chronicon Alberti Abbatis Stadensis, a Condito Orbe usque ad

Auctoris Etatem, etc. (Helmstidt, 1587). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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