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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:
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Horae B.M.V.
"Les presentes heures a lusaige de Baieux"
12,210 $
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 Astronomie - Astronomie-Sammelband mit 3 Werken, 1592-95
Astronomie
"Astronomie-Sammelband mit 3 Werken, 1592-95"
4,440 $
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  - Les quinze joyes. 1596

"Les quinze joyes. 1596"
4,107 $
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 Aldus-Drucke - Rhodinginus,, Sicuti antiquarum. 1516
Aldus-Drucke
"Rhodinginus,, Sicuti antiquarum. 1516"
2,997 $
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Cassiodor de Reina - Sanctae inquisitionis hispanicae
Cassiodor de Reina
"Sanctae inquisitionis hispanicae"
3,108 $
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David Chyträus - Was zu dieser Zeit in Griechenland
David Chyträus
"Was zu dieser Zeit in Griechenland"
2,997 $
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Leonhard Thurneisser zum Thurn - Pison. 1572
Leonhard Thurneisser zum Thurn
"Pison. 1572"
1,998 $
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 Aldus-Drucke - Perotti, Niccolò, Cornucopiae. 1517
Aldus-Drucke
"Perotti, Niccolò, Cornucopiae. 1517"
2,331 $
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