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Freidank

(1228—1229)


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(fl. early 13th century) Wandering poet, participant in Frederick II’s crusade (1228–9), who composed Bescheidenheit (c.4,800 lines), a widely circulated collection of traditional proverbs, moral observations, and political reflections.

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