Engelbert von Admont#
b. Volkersdorf (municipality of Purgstall bei Eggersdorf, Styria), around 1250, d. Admont (Styria), May 10 (12 ?), 1331, Benedictine and scholar. Studied in Prague and Padua, 1297-1327 abbot of Admont Monastery, which he had entered in 1267. Wrote 35 philosophical and historical works (on the coronation of Rudolf I in 1273, biographical works around 1320). best known for his textbook and methodology book "De musica".
Edition: E. v. A., Vom Ursprung und Ende des Reiches und andere Schriften, ed. by W. Baum, 1998.
Literature#Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart 3, 1954; Musik in der Steiermark., exhibition catalogue, Admont 1980; K. Ubl, E. v. A., 2000.