Otfried von Weissenburg

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Otfried von Weissenburg

(ôt`frēt fən vī`sənbo͝orkh), 9th-century German monk and poet; pupil of Rabanus Maurus Magnentius. His Liber Evangeliorum (863–71) is a counterpart in Old High German to the 9th-century Old Saxon HeliandHeliand
[Old Saxon,=Savior], Old Saxon poem of 5,983 lines, a narrative of the life of Jesus in alliterative verse, written c.825.
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. Otfried's gospel tales are versified in a meter derived from Latin, and he is the first German poet known to have used end rhymes.