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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.

  - Herbarius zu teütsch. 1502.

"Herbarius zu teütsch. 1502."
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Hendrik Kaltenbach - De vita Apolloni Tynaei libri octo. 1501.
Hendrik Kaltenbach
"De vita Apolloni Tynaei libri octo. 1501."
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  - Thurnierbuch. 1578.

"Thurnierbuch. 1578."
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  - Sammelband Holzschnittbücher. 1529-32

"Sammelband Holzschnittbücher. 1529-32"
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 Dante Alighieri - De la volgare eloquenzia. 1529
Dante Alighieri
"De la volgare eloquenzia. 1529"
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Marcus Antonius Coccius Sabellicus - Enneades. 1498..
Marcus Antonius Coccius Sabellicus
"Enneades. 1498.."
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Ulrich Tengler - Layenspiegel. 1532
Ulrich Tengler
"Layenspiegel. 1532"
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Johannes Adelphus - Sammelband Basel (Barbarossa). 1532
Johannes Adelphus
"Sammelband Basel (Barbarossa). 1532"
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