Walther von der Vogelweide

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Walther von der Vogelweide

(väl`tər fən dĕr fō`gəlvī'də), c.1170–c.1230, German minnesinger of noble birth, probably the finest lyric poet of medieval Germany. He wandered from court to court singing songs for which he wrote both words and music. In addition he was noted for his Sprüche, or maxims, which were frequently political.

Walther Von Der Vogelweide


Born circa 1170, in the southern Tyrol; died circa 1230, near Würzburg. Austro-German minnesinger.

A representative of the courtly chivalrous tradition of poetry, Walther wrote love lyrics and political songs. His satiric epigrams were directed against the papacy and feudal internecine wars. He was the first to sing of love for a peasant girl in a chivalrous lyric. Walther’s poetry is distinguished by its similarity to the folk song.


Lieder und Sprüche. Leipzig, 1957. In Russian translation in Khrestomatiia po zarubezhnoi literature: Literatura srednikh vekov. Compiled by B. I. Purishev and R. O. Shor. Moscow, 1953.


Ivanov, K. A. Trubadury, truvery i minnezingery, 2nd ed. Petrograd, 1915.
Hunger, J. Walther von der Vogelweide: Minnesänger und politi-scher Dichter. Berlin, 1955.
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