Johannes Fried

Johannes Fried.

Johannes Fried (born 23 May 1942, in Hamburg) is a German historian and mediaevalist.

Fried studied at the University of Heidelberg, where he obtained his doctorate in 1970 and his habilitation in 1977. He was professor at the University of Cologne 1980-1983 and holds the Chair of Mediaeval History at the University of Frankfurt am Main since 1983. He has been visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton 1995-1996.

Fried is a member of several learned societies and was president of the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (German Society of Historians) 1996-2000.


Johannes Fried considers Notger von Lüttich, not Johannes Canaparius, as the author of Vita sancti Adalberti episcopi Pragensis on Adalbert von Prag (* 956 - † 997), written around 1000, which for the first time mentions Danzig/Gdansk as „urbs Gyddanyzc“.


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Fried has also published a large number of book chapters and articles in journals.


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