Werner Rolevinck

Werner Rolevinck (1425–1502) was a Carthusian monk and historian who wrote about 50 titles. He was born near Laer, Westphalia, the son of a wealthy farmer. In 1447 he entered Cologne Charterhouse, where he later died. His most famous work was his history of the world from Creation to Pope Sixtus IV, the Fasciculus temporum ("Little bundles of time"), which was published in many editions and translations between 1474 and 1726, including almost 40 editions during his lifetime. His other well-known work was a description of the manners and customs of his native land entitled De laude veteris Saxsoniæ nunc Westphaliæ dictæ.[1][2][3] His master work was translated into French in 1495 by Pierre Desrey as Fleurs et manières des temps passés.[4][5]


  1. ^ Axsel G. S. Josephson, "Fifteenth-century editions of Fasciculus temporum in American libraries" The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) 11 (1917) pp61–65, p.8.
  2. ^ Josephson, PBSA 11 (1917) pp1–14, p8.
  3. ^ Josephson, "Fasciculus temporum in American libraries" [addendum] PBSA 11 (1917) p146.
  4. ^ Kane, Tina (2010), The Troyes Memoire: The Making of a Medieval Tapestry, Boydell & Brewer, p. 4, ISBN 978-1-84383-570-7, retrieved 2015-12-22
  5. ^ Werner Rolevinck (1495), Les Fleurs et manières des temps passés et des faitz merveilleux de Dieu tant en l'Ancien Testament comme ou Nouveau et des premiers seigneurs, princes et gouverneurs temporelz en cestuy monde, de leurs gestez et definement jusques au présent (in Latin), Pierre Desrey, translator, Genève: L. M. Cruse

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