Wenno von Rohrbach

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Wenno von Rohrbach
1st Master of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword
In office
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byVolkwin Schenk

Wenno von Rohrbach, also known as Winno, Vinno, and Winne, was the first Master (Herrenmeister) of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, leading the Order from 1204 to 1209.[1]


Originally from Kassel-Naumburg, Wenno was killed by the knight Wickbert [de] with an axe, in a quarrel caused by some unknown reason. As a result, Wickbert was sentenced to death. Wenno was succeeded by Volkwin Schenk.


  1. ^ Venning, Timothy; Frankopan, Peter (2015-05-01). A Chronology of the Crusades. Routledge. ISBN 9781317496427.