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Letter #2075

Ioannes DANTISCUS to Tiedemann GIESE
Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warmiński), 1539-02-24

English register:

Dantiscus has acquainted himself with the explanations of the people of Gdańsk and of Johann von Werden. True to the addressee’s expectations, their accounts are a discredit to them. Dantiscus expects the situation to worsen after the next Cracow Diet. After considering what to write to the King, he has decided the letter should be worded just as Giese has proposed, but asks him to add a remark to the fact that what he himself has written on the matter, he wrote on joint behalf [of the Prussian Council members].

Dantiscus promises to make sure Giese is reimbursed at the Diet for the provisions given to the messenger.

Dantiscus sends a letter received from Doctor [Stanisław] Hozjusz. He fears war with Turkey caused by the Sultan’s [Suleiman the Magnificent’s] anger at the marriage of Isabella [Jagiellon to John Zápolya]. The Sultan intends to occupy or harass Hungary. Since his fleet has been destroyed, he intends to fight on land alone.


            received 1539-02-26

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, autograph, address in secretary's hand, BCz, 245, p. 131-134
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8249 (TK 11), f. 14
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