Dietrich of Apolda

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Dietrich of Apolda[1] (died 1302) was a German Dominican hagiographer, writing towards the end of the thirteenth century.

He wrote a popular life of Elizabeth of Hungary, including mythical elements such as the sorcerer Klingsor.[2][3] He also wrote a lengthy life of St. Dominic, supported by Munio of Zamora.[4][5]


  • Monika Rener (1993), Die Vita der Heiligen Elisabeth des Dietrich von Apolda


  1. Theoderic, Thierry d'Apolda.
  2. Gábor Klaniczay, Eva Pálmai, Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses: Dynastic Cults in Medieval Central Europe (2002 translation), p. 423.
  3. Rosenwunder | Wege zu Elisabeth von Thüringen | Erfurt 2007 | Elisabeth in Geschichte und Gegenwart
  4. Dominican Documents: Blessed Jordan - Libellus
  5. Vita Beatissimi Dominici, in Acta Sanctorum, XXXV.