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(Latinized name of Johannes Turmair). Born July 4, 1477; died Jan. 9, 1534. German historian and humanist.

Aventinus’ major work, Bavarian Chronicle (written in Latin and later revised and translated into German by the author), puts the history of Bavaria through 1519 in the perspective of German and world history. The work is nationalistic in its treatment of the past and critical of Aventinus’ times; it has antiprincely and anti-Catholic tendencies.


Sämtliche Werke, vols. 1–6. Munich, 1880–1908.
Baierische Chronik. Edited by G. Leidinger. Jena, 1926.


Vainshtein, O. L. Zapadnoevropeiskaia srednevekovaia istoriografiia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1964. Pages 332–34.
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