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Report No. a316


fl. 2nd quarter of 13th c.


Alternative Names

Marquard von Ried; Marcoaldus de Padua; Marcoardus Teutonicus



Magister decretorum at the University of Padua, c.1226–36, later provost of the collegiate chapter Mattsee (1240). Around 1229, Marcoaldus composed a metric praise of Frederick II, which showed that he was strongly in favor of the imperial cause in its contest with the papacy. At the same time, the poem attest to Marcoaldus’ expertise in canon law through its skillful use of legal terminology. That he was a renowned canonist is further suggested by the fact that the copies of Compilatio V sent by Pope Honorius III to Padua in 1226 were addressed to ‘Magistro Marcoaldo et universibus scholaribus Padue commorantibus.’ In fact, glosses of Marcoaldus on Compilatio survive in two manuscripts.



No. 1

Glosses on Compilatio IV.

No. 2

Elogium on Emperor Frederik II.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Glosses on Compilatio IV.


Admont, Stiftsbibl. 22


Córdoba, Bibl. Cabildo 10


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 2

Elogium on Emperor Frederik II.

Modern Editions

Ed. G. Pertz in MGH SS 9.624–25.



K. Pennington, ‘The Decretalists 1190–1234’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 228, 239, 242.

K. Pennington, ‘The Making of a Decretal Collection: The Genesis of Compilatio tertia’, in Proceedings Salamanca (MIC C–6; Città del Vaticano 1980) 77 n.27.

W. Stelzer, ‘Österreichische Kanonisten des 13. Jahrhunderts’, ÖAKR, 30 (1979) 78–80.