Duisbourg, Peter Of

, the author of a Prussian Chronicle, flourished in the beginning of the fourteenth century, as appears by the dedication of that work. He was probably born at Duisbourg, in the duchy of Cleves, and took his name from the pla iativity. His

Chronicle of Prussia” contains the history of that kingdom from 1226 to 1325, is written in Latin, und tinued by an anonymous hand, to 1426. Hartknock, a learned German, published an edition of it in 4to, in 1679, with nineteen dissertations, which throw considerable light on the early history of Prussia. About 1340, Nicolas Jeroschin, a chaplain of the Teutonic order, translated this Chronicle into German verse, which was continued in the same by Wigand of Marpur^, as far as 1394. Duisbourg himself was a priest of the Teutonic order in Prussia, but we have no farther account of his life. 2