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'''Wolfram von Eschenbach''' (c.1170 - after 1217) is a [[minnesinger]] about whom very little is known. He was probably born in Ober-Eschenbach, South West of [[Nuremberg]]. It is known that he was not a clergyman, because both [[Ulrich von Eschenbach]] and [[Wurnt von Gravenberg]] said of him ''Layman's mouth never spoke better''.
 
'''Wolfram von Eschenbach''' (c.1170 - after 1217) is a [[minnesinger]] about whom very little is known. He was probably born in Ober-Eschenbach, South West of [[Nuremberg]]. It is known that he was not a clergyman, because both [[Ulrich von Eschenbach]] and [[Wurnt von Gravenberg]] said of him ''Layman's mouth never spoke better''.
   
Clues in his writing have lead people to believe that he was not well versed in highly desired areas of learning for a poet, such as [[Latin]], [[law]] and [[music]]. Some argue further that he was in fact illiterate, although opinion is far from settled on these issues.
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Clues in his writing have lead people to believe that he was not well versed in highly desired areas of learning for a [[poetry|poet]], such as [[Latin]], [[law]] and [[music]]. Some argue further that he was in fact illiterate, although opinion is far from settled on these issues.
   
 
==Works==
 
==Works==
   
For his lyrical compositions he most favoured [[Tageleider]]. His best known work was the epic Parzival.
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For his lyrical compositions he most favoured [[Tageleider]]. His best known work was the epic Parzival, an [[King Arthur|Arthurian]] tale concerning the [[knight]] who was also known as [[Sir Perceval]], and his quest for the [[Holy Grail]].
   
He is also well known for the work ''Willehalm''. This tells the story of one of the sons of Heinrich of Narbonne, and the invasion of his lands by a [[Moslem]] army.
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He is also well known for the work ''Willehalm''. This tells the story of one of the sons of Heinrich of Narbonne, and the invasion of his lands by a [[Muslim]] [[army]].
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[[Category:12th century]]
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[[Category:13th century]]

Latest revision as of 12:25, 21 October 2010

Wolfram von Eschenbach (c.1170 - after 1217) is a minnesinger about whom very little is known. He was probably born in Ober-Eschenbach, South West of Nuremberg. It is known that he was not a clergyman, because both Ulrich von Eschenbach and Wurnt von Gravenberg said of him Layman's mouth never spoke better.

Clues in his writing have lead people to believe that he was not well versed in highly desired areas of learning for a poet, such as Latin, law and music. Some argue further that he was in fact illiterate, although opinion is far from settled on these issues.

Works

For his lyrical compositions he most favoured Tageleider. His best known work was the epic Parzival, an Arthurian tale concerning the knight who was also known as Sir Perceval, and his quest for the Holy Grail.

He is also well known for the work Willehalm. This tells the story of one of the sons of Heinrich of Narbonne, and the invasion of his lands by a Muslim army.