(ca. 1170ca. 1230). Middle High Ger. lyric poet and troubadour (Minnesänger); b. perhaps Austria; educ. at court in Vienna; wandering singer after 1198; championed authority of Ger. rulers; opposed efforts to extend papal power. Works include Sprüche; Under der linden an der heide; Kreuzlied Ich saz of eime steine.
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