Werner Rolewinck

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A Carthusian monk and author of around 50 written works. He was born in Westphalia in 1425 to a wealthy farmer, and educated in Cologne where he lived all the rest of his life. Rolewinck may have authored many works, but the ‘Fasciculus temporum’, remains his best known, being a history of the world from Creation to Pope Sixtus IV. Almost 40 editions were published during Rolewinck ‘s lifetime alone.

Excerpt from chronicle Fasciculus Temporum, written by Werner Rolewinck featuring T-O map and map of the heavens