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Born about 1125; died after 1177. German priest and missionary from Holstein; author of the so-called Slavic Chronicle, in which he described the seizure by German feudal nobles of the lands of the Polabian Slavs and their colonization and Christianization. For part of the chronicle (ninth to 11th centuries), Helmold primarily used the works of Adam of Bremen, but events of the 12th century (up to 1171) are described by him from his own observations and information obtained from contemporaries. Despite a strong German-Catholic bias and factual inaccuracies, Helmold’s chronicle is a principal (and for some things the only) source on the history of the Polabian Slavs. It was continued (up to 1209) by Arnold of Lübeck.


Slavianskaia khronika (Foreword, translation from Latin, and notes by L. V. Razumovskaia.) Moscow, 1963.


Egorov, D. N. Slaviano-germanskie otnosheniia v srednie veka: Kolonizatsiia Meklenburga v XIII v., vols. 1-2. Moscow, 1915.
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aastal, kui ruutel Helmold von Sagha asutas 100-margase vikaaria Puha Barbara kabelis, mis asus Niguliste kiriku surnuaial (in cimiterio beati Nicolai).
Uues kabelis oli ruumi juba kahele altarile, kuid Helmold von Sagha vikaaria (36) oli Barbara altari juures endiselt alles.
Helmold of Bosau, in a frequently quoted comment, was, however, much more explicit: 'It seemed to the organizers of the expedition that part of the army should be sent to eastern lands, part to Spain and a third part against the Slavs.
Curiously, neither earlier not later sources record such conflation, but in the 1100s one can read such statements as, for example, Helmold of Bosau: Quod si adieceris Ungariam in partem Slavaniae, ut quidam volunt, quia nec habitu nec lingua discrepat, eo usque latitudo Slavicae linguae succrescit, ut pene careat estimatione.