Hans Sachs

(1494—1576) German poet and dramatist

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(b Nuremberg, 1494; d Nuremberg, 1576).

Ger. shoemaker and poet, foremost of Nuremberg Mastersingers. Wrote over 4,000 master‐sch. poems and nearly 2,000 narrative and dramatic poems. His master‐songs were pubd. in Das Singebuch des Adam Puschmann ed. Münzer (1906). Immortalized by Wagner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1862–7).

Subjects: Opera.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.