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Konrad von Würzburg (1220?–1287)

Konrad von Würzburg (kon’räd fon vürts’börG). One of the most celebrated German poets of the Middle Ages; born at Würzburg; died at Basel in 1287. He was of burgher descent, and lived at first at Strasburg and later at Basel. His largest work, ‘The Trojan War,’ consisting of 40,000 verses, remained unfinished. His fame, however, is due to several shorter legendary poems, such as: ‘Otto with the Beard’; ‘The Reward of the World’; ‘The Golden Smithy,’ a glorification of the Virgin Mary; ‘The Legends of Sylvester’; ‘Alexius’; ‘Engehart and Engeltrut.’