Hatzler, Clara (fl. 1452)

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Hatzler, Clara (fl. 1452)

German scribe. Flourished in 1452 in Augsburg, Germany.

Little is known about Clara Hatzler, except that she was a successful German clerk, or scribe. She was not affiliated with a convent, as most women scribes were, but practiced professionally to support herself in the growing town of Augsburg. Scribes were employed for all types of copying jobs, and had to be quick, skilled calligraphers. Hatzler started her own very profitable studio in 1452 and remained in business for 24 years.

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