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Kaliski, Andreas Bernardinus, see: Andreas Bernardinus Kaliski

Kamienski, Jan, see: Joannes Kamienski

Kammerer, Dietrich/Kramer, Theodorich, see: Dietrich Kammerer

Kanneman, Johannes, see: Joannes Kanneman

Karg, Stanislaus, see: Stanislaus Karg

Karlell, Hugo, see: Hugo Karlell

Kaspar Liebler (d. 1703)

Kaspar Meckenlör, see: Caspar Meckenloer (Letter C)

Kaspar Sager, see: Caspar Sager (Letter C)

Katancic, see: Petar Matija under the letter P

Kilian (Bruder Kilian von Meiningen, fl. early fifteenth century)

Kilian Katzenberger (1681-1750) 

Kilian Stetzing (early fifteenth century) 

Klaus Cranc (fl. ca. 1350)

 

 

 



 

 

Kaspar Liebler (d. 1703)

Born in Tauberbischofsheim (Baden-Württemberg). Friar in the Thüringen province. Order historian and theologian, hagiographer etc. Vicar and guardian of the friary of Hammelburg. Confessor of the abbot of Fulda? Information will follow.

manuscripts/editions

Leben der heiligen Jungfraw Liobae

Leben der heiligen Jungfraw Clara

Chronicle of the Hammelburg friary

Compendium Sacrae Scriptuae

Traktat gegen die Ketzer

De Passione Christi

etc.

literature

Historisch-politische Blätter für das katholische Deutschland 98 (1886), 728; Franziskanische Studien 10: 3-4 (1923), 122; Collectanea Hibernica: Sources for Irish History 5-8 (Assisi, 1962), 226; Bettelorden in Mitteleuropa: Geschichte, Kunst, Spiritualität : Referate der gleichnamigen Tagung vom 19. bis 22. März 2007 in St. Pölten, ed. Heidemarie Specht & Ralph Andraschek-Holzer (DASP, 2008), 309; Für Gott und die Welt: Franziskaner in Thüringen: Text- und Katalogband zur Ausstellung in den Mühlhäuser Museen vom 29. März bis zum 31. Oktober 2008 (Ferdinand Schöningh, 2008), 63.

 

 

 

 

Kilian Katzenberger (Kazenberger, 1681-1750)

OFMREc. Born on 9 October 1681 in Zellingen (Bavaria). Member of the Strasburg province and lector. Important philosophical and spiritual author, esp. known for his commentary on Franciscan legislative texts. He died in Dettelbach (Bavaria) on 18 May, 1750.

manuscripts

Manipulus I: Philo-Scoto-Sophicus, De physica univerali; Manipulus II: De Anima; Manipulus III: De Generatione et Corruptione; Manipulus IV: De Caelo et Mundo; Manipulus V: De Metaphysica; Manipulus VI: De Relationibus (Eger, 1710); Salzburg, Library of the Franciscan Friary Ms. 077.

editions

Unendlicher Schatz der heiligen Catholischen Kirchen, nemblich der Heilige Ablaß, desselben Wesenheit, Unterschiedlichkeit, Eigenschafft, Nußbarkeit, und Wuerkung. so wohl insgemein, als auch insonderheit, fuernehmlich von dem H. Jubilaeo (Augsburg: Matthias Wolff, 1721). Available via Google Books.

Supplementum Theologiae moralis sacramentalis et Theologiae moralis de calogales R. P. F. Patritii Sporer (J. J. Mayr, 1724). The 1724 edition is Available via Google Books.

Supplementum primum Conferentiarum Theologico-Moralium R.P.F. Elisaei Sargar, Prov. Argent. FF. Min. Recoll. SS. Theol. Lectoris Jubilati, Quae ex materiis De Virtutibus Theologicis, Religione, Juramentis, Votis, Praeceptis Ecclesiae, Pietate, Justitia, Dominio, & Contractibus Excerptae, Compendiose propositae, & resolutae sunt. Ad usum Directorum Conferentiarum Hebdomadalium in Monasteriis Usurpatarum, DD. Parochorum, & Confessariorum; Auctore P.F. Kiliano Kazenberger, Ord. FF. Min. Recoll. Prov. Argent. SS. Theol. Lectore Jubilato, & SS. Canonum Actuali, Diffinitore, & Cels. Ac Reverendiss. S.R.I. Principis & Episc. Passaviensis Theologo, Cum Privilegio S. Caesareae Majestatis; & Licentia Superiorum (Augsburg: Matthias Woldd, 1726). Available via Google Books.

Der Tertiarien Glory, Das Ist: Ein Begriff Vil Anderer Die Tertiarien Betreffender Buchern, Reprint (Kessinger Publishing, 2010). The work was initially published in 1724. There are also later 18th-century editions.

Scientia salutis, seu Instructio practica de perfectione christiana (1727)/Scientia salutis, seu Instructio practica de perfectione christiana, Editio Secunda (Augsburg: Sumptibus Viduae Matthiae Wolff, 1739)/Scientia salutis seu instructio practica de perfectione christiana (Schoeningh, 1901).

Philosophia aristotelica universa, juxta mentem doctoris subtilis Joannis Duns Scoti (Sumptibus viduae J. A. de La Haye, 1739).

Trina brevis instructio practica. I. Confessarii - II. Conciinatoris - III. Catechista- Authore I.T.Kiliano Kazenberger Ord. Frat. Minor. S. Francisci strict. observ. Recollector. St. Theol. Lectore jubilato et Exprovinciate, IIe Editio (Augsburg: Sumpt. Mathiae Wolff Viduae, 1740).

Columna et firmamentum veritatis, seu fides, doctrina et Ecclesia Christiana, Catholica, Romana, contra suos adversarios veteres et recentiores, praecipue tamen contra septem, nimirum gentiles, Judaeos, Mahumetanos, Graecos, Lutheranos, Calvinistas et Jansenistas (Augsburg: sumptibus Mathiae Wolff, 1738); Columna et firmamentum veritatis, seu Fides, doctrina et ecclesia christiana, catholica, romana, contra suos adversarios, Editio Tertia (Augsburg: J. Wolff, 1756). Available via Google Books.

Buch des Lebens, das ist Ein kurtze Auslegung der heiligen Regel des heiligen Seraphischen Vatters Francisci (Augsburg: M. Wolff, 1733).

Liber vitae, seu compendiosa expositio litteralis in Sacram Regulam S. P. Francisci Seraphici, Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Fundatoris, Juxta Declarationes Summorum Pontificum Nicolai III, & Clementis V. & Probatorum Doctorum Expositiones, per breves Quaestiones & claras Responsiones concinnata, Ad Usum & Praxin Fratrum Ordinis Minorum, Voventium Regulam S.P. Francisci Seraphici observare ad Litteram (Augsburg: Sumptibus Josephi Wolff, 1761). This work was translated and published in Spain as: El libro de la vida: ó sea, breve exposición literal de la regla del Seráfico Patriarca S. Francisco según las declaraciones de los sumos pontífices Nicolao III y Clemente V (1903). The 1761 Latin version is available via Google Books.

Recollections morales extemporanceae super Theologiam moralem unibersam ... (Apud N. Pezzana, 1755).

Assertiones centum ad mentem Doctoris Subtilis ac Mariani V. Joannis Duns Scoti Ordinis Minorum (Typ. Coll. S. Bonaventurae, 1906).

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 266; Hurter IV, 1637-1638; Cl. Schmitt, ‘Katzenberger’, DSpir VIII, 1690-1691; DHGE XXVIII, 1107.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kilian (Bruder Kilian von Meiningen, fl. early fifteenth century)

Franciscan friar from the Meiningen friary who translated in 1424 the so-called Legenda major of Hedwig von Schlesien (d. 1243, the Aunt of Elisabeth von Thüringen) into German: Daz lebin sent hedewigs (see surviving MS Schleusingen, Bibliothek des naturhistorischen Museums G 189, manuscript copied/written in Erfurt). This translation was probably made at the request of the widowed Countess Mechthild von Henneberg (1368-1425), who considered herself to be a family member of the saint.

editions/literature

Daz lebin sent hedewigs, ed. Bruno Obermann, in: Schulprogramm Gymnasium Schleusingen (1880), 2-23; Werner Williams-Krapp, 'Hedwig von Schlesien', Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Verfasserlexikon III (1981), 565-569.

 

 

 

 

Kilian Stetzing (early fifteenth century) 

Franciscan friar, probably from Pommern near Greifswald. He might have entered the order in the Stettin custody. He studied in Greifswald, Colchester (Essex), and Erfurt (where he read the Sentences between 1430 and 1432. At Easter 1433, he matriculated at the University of Erfurt as baccalaureus sententiarum under Johannes Bremen. Not known to have finished the doctorate. After ca. 1435, when he is mentioned as bachelor at the Erfurt theology faculty, he disappears from view. He is definitely a follower of the so-called `via antiqua' (Bonaventura, Scotus), yet in conscious opposition to Hus, he takes a modern position regarding the question of universals.

manuscripts

Tabula in Metaphysicam Antonii Andraea: MS Stuttgart Württemb. Landesbibliothek HB VIII X 10 ff. 116r-120v (15th cent.); Berlin, Staatsbibliothek cod. lat. fol. 313 ff. 83v-86r (15th cent.) [Started in Colchester and finished in Erfurt. It amounts to an alphabetical register on the Metaphysics commentary of Antony Andreae]

Commentary on the Sentences (first two books only fragmentary): Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei, Theol. 4° 21 (In IV Sent.) (See also Stegmüller, RS 1, n. 512 and Meier (1957) 190, who mentions 11 manuscripts of books II-IV).

editions

Partial editions of Kilian’s Sentences commentary are found in Rose (1901), 508-511 [=ad IV Sent. 21 lectura de indulgentiis & the end of In IV Sent.], Meier (1930), 84-94 [In III Sent., dist. 3], Meier (1938), 180-183 [In II Sent. Conclusiones], Meier (1936), 268-277 [In III Sent. Conclusiones], Meier (1957), 192-198 [citations from In IV Sent. dist. 7] See also the evaluation of Schlageter (2015), 501ff

literature

V. Rose, Verzeichnis der lat. Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin, Die HSS.-Verzeichnisse der Kgl. Bibl. zu Berlin 13 (Berlin, 1901) 2 Bd.; L. Meier, ‘De schola franciscana Erfordiensi saeculi XV’, Antonianum 5 (1930), 57-94, 157-202, 333-362, 443-474; L. Meier, `Lebensgang und Lebenswerk des Erfurter Franziskanertheologen Kilian Stetzing', Franziskanische Studien, 23 (1936), 176-200, 265-295; L. Meier, `Zum Schrifttum des Minoriten Kilian Stetzing', Recherches de Théologie Ancienne et Médiévale, 10 (1938), 173-190; L. Meier, `Die Firmungslehre des Kilian Stetzing', Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie, 79 (1957), 190-200; L. Meier, Die Barfüsserschule in Erfurt (1958), 22ff, 79ff, 124f.; Stegmüller, Repertorium Commentariorum in Sententias Petri Lombardi (1947), 251f (no, 512); E. Kleineidam, Universitas Studii Erfordensis, 2 Vols. (Leipzig?, 1985-1992); Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon III (1992), 1479; J. Schlageter, `Kilian Stetzing', LThK, 5 (1996), 1427-28; `Stetzing', Catholicisme, XIV, 454-455; Volker Honemann, ‘Stetzing, Kilian OFM’, Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Verfasserlexikon IX (1995), 331-332; Johannes Schlageter, ‘Franziskanische theologie des Mittelalters in der Saxonia’, in: Geschichte der Sächsischen Franziskanerprovinz, 1: Von den Anfängen bis zur Reformation, ed. Volker Honemann (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2015), 501-504.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klaus Cranc (Klaus Krank/Claus Cranc, fl. ca. 1350)

Franciscan friar from Prussia. Custos in the custody of Thorn. Known for his German translation of the major and minor prophetical books of the Old Testament. This German translation, made on request of the general of the Teutonic Knights (Siegfried von Dahenfeld, reign 1347-1359), apparently follows the Latin of the Vulgate very closely (it includes also the introductions of Jerome to the major prophets and the general introduction to the minor prophets), and is generally considered to be the best biblical translation into German before the work of Luther. Nevertheless, Cranc's translations were not very influential and did not get widely known. They show that Cranc was well-acquainted with the Glossa Ordinaria and the Postilla Literalis of Nicholas of Lyra (from the latter, he also took several introductory texts, as well as elucidations concerning Ezechiel). Siegfried von Dahenfeld might have commanded this work (among several others, see the manuscript info) to make parts of the Bible available to non-latin reading members of the Teutonic Knights.

manuscripts

Berlin Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußisches Kulturbesitz, Staatsarchiv Königsberg MS 1 (olim A 191) pp. 1-420. This beautiful illustrated manuscript also contains a German Job (Hiob) paraphrase and a paraphrase on the Acts of the Apostles. These latter works apparently are not made by Klaus Cranc. For an edition of the Hiob paraphrase, see: Die mittelhochdeutsche poetische Paraphrase des buches Hiob, ed. T.E. Karsten, DTM 21 (Berlin, 1910), v-xxiv.

editions

Die prophetenübersetzung des Claus Cranc, ed. W. Ziesemer, Schriften der Königsberger Gelehrten Gesellschaft Sonderreihe Band 1 (Berlin, 1930).

literature

W. Ziesemer, Studien zu mittelalterlichen Bibelübersetzer, Schriften der Königsberger Gelehrten Gesellschaft. Geisteswissenschaftliche Klasse 5. Jahr, Heft 5 (Berlin, 1928); E. Valli, Die Übersetzungstechnik des Claus Cranc, ASF 59,1 (1946); E. Valli, Beiträge zu Claus Crancs Übersetzungstechnik und zu seiner Sprache, AASF 60,3 (1947); E. Valli, Zur Verfassungsfrage der Königsberger Apostelgeschichte, AASF 61,1 (1947); K. Helm & W. Ziesemer, Die Literatur des Deutschen Ritterordens, Gießener Baiträge zur deutschen Philologie 94 (Gießen, 1951), 66f, 91, 122-127; E. Valli, ‘Das Verhältnis des Claus Cranc zu Nikolaus von Lyra’, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 53 (1952), 331-338; E. Valli, ‘Claus Cranc’, NDB III, 400; G. Jungbluth, Literarisches Leben im Deutschen Ritterorden, Studien zum Deutschtum im Osten 5 (1969), 27-51; K.H. Lampe, Bibliographie des Deutschen Ordens bis 1959, bearbeitet von K. Wieser, Quellen und Studien zur geschichte des Deutschen Ordens 3 (1975), 266-279; Irmgard Meiners, ‘Kranc (Cranc), Klaus’ Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Verfasserlexikon² V (1995), 337-338 & XI (2004), 892; R. Aubert, ‘Kranc (Klaus), Cranc, Krank’, DHGE 29 (2007), 784; Klaus Vogelsang, ‘Klaus Kranc als Verfasser der ‘Makkabäer’?’, in: Mittelalterliche Kultur und Literatur im Deutschordensstaat in Preussen: Leben und Nachleben. Interdisziplinäres Symposion über die Kultur und Literatur im Deutschordensstaat in Preußen, 22. bis 26. September 2004, Kwidzyn, ed. Jaroslaw Wenta & Siglinde Hartmann, Sieglinde, Sacra bella septentrionalia, 1 (Torún, 2008), 441-447.