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Report No. r289

Henricus de Colonia



Alternative Names

Heinrich von Oldendorp; Henricus Oldendorp; Henricus de Oldendorff; Henricus de Odendorp; Heinrich von Köln



Born in the diocese of Cologne c. 1360, Henricus was professor of canon law at the University of Vienna from c.1383 until his death in 1399/1400. Heinrich wrote a long commentary on X 5.38.12 ‘Omnis utriusque sexus’, a canon issued at Lateran IV in 1215 in which it was stipulated that every Christian was obliged to go to confession at least once a year.



No. 1

Lectura super cap. Omnis utriusque. (X 5.38.12).


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Lectura super cap. Omnis utriusque.


Erlangen, Universitätsbibl. 597


München, BSB Clm 5604


München, BSB Clm 5897


München, BSB Clm 8367


München, BSB Clm 16490


München, BSB Clm 27427


Praha, Metropolitní Kapitula N.16


Stuttgart, Würtembergische Landesbibl. jur. fol.132


Stuttgart, Würtembergische Landesbibl. theol. fol.10


Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 1

Lectura super cap. Omnis utriusque.

Early Printed Editions

Memmingen, 1490 (Hain 11957).


Leipzig, 1493 (Hain 11958).



G. Fransen, ‘Henri Odendorp’, in DHGE (1991) 23.136.

P. Michaud-Quantin, Sommes de casuistique et manuals de confession au moyen âge (XII–XVI siècles) (Leuven 1962) 94.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.434–35.