Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Wolfram von Eschenbach (c. 1170–c. 1220)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Wolfram von Eschenbach (c. 1170–c. 1220)

Eschenbach, Wolfram von (esh’en-bäċh). A celebrated German poet; born of a noble family at Eschenbach, near Ansbach, Bavaria, in the second half of the twelfth century; died between 1218 and 1225. He was one of the most prominent minstrels at the court of Hermann, landgraf of Thuringia; and his epics rank among the greatest German imaginative works. Besides several love songs, he wrote ‘Parzival,’ ‘Wilhelm von Orange,’ and ‘Titurel.’