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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
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Hans Sachs
"Zwölf Fastnachtspiele. 1922"
640 $
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Hans von Francolin - Thurnier Buech. 1561
Hans von Francolin
"Thurnier Buech. 1561"
15,360 $
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  - Missale. Paris, Kerver 1516.

"Missale. Paris, Kerver 1516."
8,960 $
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 Aldus-Drucke - Origines Adamantius, In genesim homiliae. 1503
Aldus-Drucke
"Origines Adamantius, In genesim homiliae. 1503"
7,680 $
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Peter Apian - Quadrans astrominicus. 1532
Peter Apian
"Quadrans astrominicus. 1532"
6,400 $
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  - Missale speciale. 1514

"Missale speciale. 1514"
4,480 $
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Geoffroy Tory - L'art et science de la vraye proportion des lettres. 1549.
Geoffroy Tory
"L'art et science de la vraye proportion des lettres. 1549."
3,840 $
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Jost Amman - Schopper, H., De omnibus illiberalibus. 1574
Jost Amman
"Schopper, H., De omnibus illiberalibus. 1574"
3,840 $
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