The seal of Otto von Kittlitz. A rare relic of knightly sphragistics from the end of 14th century

Marek L. Wójcik
Original title: Pieczęć Ottona von Kittlitz : osobliwy zabytek sfragistyki recerskiej z końca XIV w.
Śląski Kwartalnik Historyczny Sobótka 2010
Translated by: Katarzyna Hussar

Among the exhibits of the State Archive in Wrocław, housing the most extensive collection of medieval documents in Poland, there is one particularly interesting parchment dated to the 13th February, 1395. It documents the sale of the village of Drysenicz by Otto von Kittlitz to Heinrich von Reinbotindorf. Kittlitz was a descendant of a mighty Silesian-Lusatian knightly family that produced, among others, Henry, the Archbishop of Gniezno (Gnesen), named Kietlicz…

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