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Aventinus, a Bavarian historian, Johann Thurmayer, who took this name from Abendsberg, where he was born about 1476. He was appointed tutor to the sons of Duke Albert of Bavaria, and wrote at his patron's desire his Annales Boiorum, a valuable record of early German history, which, however, brought upon him a charge of heresy. He was acquitted and died at Ratisbon in 1534.