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David of Augsburg

c.1200-1272. Mystic. Joining the Franciscans at Regensburg (Ratisbon) where he became novice master, he moved in 1243 to the order's new foundation at Augsburg. An Official Visitor of the Franciscan friaries, and missionary and inquisitor of Waldensian* heretics, he also wrote works on mysticism and contemplation in Latin and German which influenced the Devotio Moderna. The main ones were Die Sieben Vorregeln der Tugend, Der Spiegel der Tugend, Formula Novitiorum, Expositio Regulae. His authorship of Christi Leben unser Vorbild, Von der Anschauung Gottes and De Inqisitione Haereticorum is doubtful.