In 1487 Lorenz wrote a letter of introduction to Pope Innocent VIII for his
half brother Wilhelm who was being sent to the Vatican as emissary of
Archbishop Herman of Cologne. In 1490, Wilhelm became ill when
returning from Rome as an emissary of Kaiser Friedrich. Wilhelm's tomb
stone is still to be seen in the Pelligrini Chapel of the Saint Anastasia
Church in Verona.
|1952 Description of Text on Grave
by Leonard Sutton
Nobilis et stren,. Doms. Gulielmus de Bibra
Eques aureus, Ducatu Franciae Orientalis
Oriundus, Sereniss. D. Frederici III○ Caesoris
victiss, et Massimiliani eius nati, incliti
Romanorum Regis Consiliar ad S.D.N.
Archiepiscp.) Innocentiu Pap. VIII○
Orator et Nuntius, atque Reverendiss.
D. Hermani Archiepiscopi Coloniensis
Principis Electoris Magister Curiae et
consiliarius completa legatione ex Ro.
Domus regreditur. Obiit in hac inclita
Urbe Veronae die. S.S. August: anno 1490.
Cuius anima requiescat in pace."
In piedi ancora queste parole:
Peregrinorum familia pietatis gratia nunc
mihi soli in hoc sacello tu mulum
concessit An. MLXXXX.
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Note the engraving on the left
from the Family History has
the armor somewhat golden
with highlights such as the hilt
of the sword in gold leaf. This
is because Wilhelm was made
a knight of the Golden Spur
which entitled him to have
golden spurs and/or gold gilt
In the painting on the right,
the painter, Wolfgang von
Bibra, apparently didn't pick
up on the significance of the
color of the armor but did give
him golden spurs.
Antique Print-WILHELM VON BIBRA-15TH CENTURY-PLATE 190-Bonnard-Mercuri-1860
Description: This delicate original antique print originates from 'Costumes Historiques des XIIe, XIIIe, XIVe, et
XVI siecles' by Camille Bonnard published in Paris by A. Levy Fils 1860. This work was later continued by
later continued by Duplessis ( 16th to 18th century). The images in these works have often served as
examples after which theater and movie costumes were modelled.
Artists and Engravers: In 1827 Camille Bonnard began a monumental gallery of 13th to 15th century
European costumes, published in 75 parts over the next two years, with beautiful hand-colored plates by
Subject: Plate 190: 'Costume Miltaire, Guillaume de Bibra, XVe Siecle.' (Military Costume, Wilhelm von Bibra,
15th century). Wilhelm von Bibra (1442 - 1490) was a Papal Emissary.
Link to PDF of Text in book (French)