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Heinrich von Wittenwiler

(1380—1420)


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(fl. 1380–1420) Lawyer, author of the comic-*didactic farce Der Ring (c.1408/10), using peasant figures.

The poet ridicules his contemporaries, deploring ignorance and violence, with sidelines on marriage, hygiene, warfare, and theology. See also regimen of health.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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