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Hans Sachs

Hans Sachs

Nürnberg 1494 -
Nürnberg 1576

The German poet, playwright and master of the shrovetide plays Hans Sachs was born as the son of a master tailor in Nuremberg on November 5, 1494. He attended grammar school and from 1509 to 1511 was a shoemaker's apprentice. Subsequently he went traveling as an apprentice for five years.
During that time he served at the court of Kaiser Maximilian I in Innsbruck for some time. There, Sachs decided to study meistergesang and took lessons from master Lienhard Nunnenbeck in Munich.
In 1516 Hans Sachs moved to Nuremberg. In 1520 he became a master shoemaker and active member of the Meistersinger guild. In 1555 he became their chairman.
On September 1, 1519 he married Kunigunde Creutzer (1512-60), after whose death he married his second wife, Barbara Harscher, on September 2, 1551.
He preached Martin Luther's teachings and in 1523 wrote the poem "Die Wittenbergische Nachtigall", a popular portrayal of Luther's teachings, with which he achieved great acclaim. During the subsequent years, Hans Sachs produced more than 6000 works, including so-called "Knittelverse", and became one of the most successful poets of the 16th century.
Hans Sachs died on January 19, 1576 in Nuremberg.

Ketterer Kunst
Collecting fields:
  - Wonnecke, Joh. von, Hortus sanitatis.

"Wonnecke, Joh. von, Hortus sanitatis."
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Sebastian Münster - Cosmographiae universalis.
Sebastian Münster
"Cosmographiae universalis."
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Johannes Geiler von Kaisersberg
"Dis schön buch genannt der seelen Paradiß"
5,883 $

Olaus Magnus - Historia ... De Gentium Septentrionalium.
Olaus Magnus
"Historia ... De Gentium Septentrionalium."
6,327 $

Giovanni Boccaccio - De claris mulieribus.
Giovanni Boccaccio
"De claris mulieribus."
1,998 $

Sebastian Brant - Der Richterlich Clagspiegel.
Sebastian Brant
"Der Richterlich Clagspiegel."
1,665 $

Iacobo Valdesio - De Dignitate Regum.
Iacobo Valdesio
"De Dignitate Regum."
1,887 $