Friday, May 11, 2012

Sachs, Hans

Hans Sachs(1494-1576), German Meistersinger ("mastersinger")and poet. After schooling he apprenticed as a shoemaker and joined the meistersinger guild. He devised 13 tone or weisen, his 6,000 poetic works include 4,300 Meisterlieder as well as didactic poems and plays. "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg", an opera by Wagner in which he is portrayed as a wise scholar.

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