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Hartmann von Aue (Twelfth Century)

Hartmann von Aue (härt’män fōn ou’ė). A German mediæval poet; born about 1170; died between 1210 and 1220. He took part in the Crusades. He was one of the most eminent poets of his time, and through the study and imitation of the poets of Northern France, brought about a revival of poetry in Germany. His chief work is ‘Poor Heinrich,’ a sentimental legend, on which Longfellow based his ‘Golden Legend.’ His romances ‘Erek’ and ‘Iwein,’ written about 1190 and 1200, respectively, were derived from Chrestien de Troyes. His love songs, the noted “minne” poems, are light and graceful.