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Frauenlob (d. 1318)

Frauenlob (frou’en-lōb), pseudonym of Heinrich von Meissen. A German mastersinger (1250–1318). He was a roving minstrel, practicing his art in the courts of the princes of southern and northern Germany; at last he settled in Mayence, and is believed to have established there the first school of minstrelsy. His pseudonym or nickname, “Panegyric of Woman,” he won from contending in a poetical competition for the word “lady” (frau) instead of “woman” (weib). Tradition says that women bore his corpse to the cathedral.