The Testament of Requisitor János Hercegszőlősi from 1650 Cover Image

Hercegszőlősi János levélkereső végrendelete 1650-ből
The Testament of Requisitor János Hercegszőlősi from 1650

Author(s): Emőke Gálfi
Subject(s): History
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: testament; archivist; Alba Iulia; place of authentication

Summary/Abstract: The archives of the place of authentication from Alba Iulia during the period of the Principality employed only well-qualifi ed personnel. That’s why the appointed clerks, the so-called requisitors needed to be well-trained in matters of paleography, Latin and legal issues. This study offers a detailed description of the activity and life of János Hercegszőlősi, one of requisitors (archivist) in the secularized chapter of Alba Iulia. On the basis of his testament dated in 1650 we could gather data concerning his family and his fi nancial status that radically changed our conceptions on his career. This is the main reason for the full-text edition of his last will.

  • Issue Year: LXXV/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 46-51
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Hungarian