Folkvin becomes the new Master of the Brotherhood

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1209

In 1209, previous Master of Võnnu fort, Wickbert, axed down the Master of the Brotherhood, Venno.

The facts behind the murder have remained unclear, but a historian Sulev Vahtre has proposed, that the confrontation might have been larger that just personal dislike.

It is possible, that Wickbert was representing the interests of bishop Albert, whereas Venno and others wanted to become more autonomous.

Independence-minded group prevailed, Wickbert was killed, and Folkvin (Wolquin) became the new Master of the Brotherhood. He remained on that position until the fatal Battle of Schaulen (Saule), in 1236.


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