Vogelweide, Walther von der (1170–c. 1230)

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Walther von der Vogelweide (1170 – c. 1230) was the greatest German lyric poet of the Middle Ages, whose poetry emphasizes the virtues of a balanced life, in the social as in the personal sphere, and reflects his disapproval of those individuals, actions, and beliefs that disturbed this harmony. Britannica


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