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Tannhäuser

(c. 1200—1270)


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(c. 1200–c. 1270),

German poet. In reality a Minnesinger whose works included lyrics and love poetry, he became a legendary figure as a knight who visited Venus's grotto (see Venusberg) and spent seven years in debauchery, then repented and sought absolution from the Pope.

Subjects: Literature.


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