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Handschuhsheim, Dieter V. von (1432-1487); nobleman in the service of the Electors Palatine Frederick I the Victorius (1451-76) and Philipp the Upright (1476-1508) at the Heidelberg court; in 1473 he was appointed protector of Frederick's son Louis; in 1474-5 he is attested as the leading household official (Hofmeister) at the court, and in 1476 as the presiding judge of the supreme court of the Palatinate; for these offices see H. J. Cohn, The Government of the Rhine Palatinate in the Fifteenth Century (Oxford, 1965, repr. Aldershot, 1991); he was married to Margarethe von Frankenstein (d.1483); in 1470 he founded the convent of Augustinian nuns in Handschuhsheim, near Heidelberg; buried in the church of S. Vitus in Handschuhsheim; his son Dieter VI. (1482-1521) was the last of the line; see W. Möller, Stamm-Tafeln westdeucher Adels-Geschlechter im Mittelalter (Darmstadt, 1922, repr. Neustadt an der Aisch, 1995), I 75 and plate XXVIII; R. Neumüllers-Klausur, 'Die Inschriften der Stadt und des Landkreises Heidelberg', Die Deutschen Inschriften 12 / Heidelberger Reihe 4 (Stuttgart, 1970), 81. ♦ Categorisation: Type: Person. Gender: Unknown. Dates: 1432 to 1487. Period: 15th century.

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