Hartmann von Aue

Hartmann von Aue härt´män fən ou´ə [key], c.1170–c.1220, German poet whose name is also spelled von Ouwe. His chivalric romances Erec and Iwain are tales of Arthurian legend. Other works include the religious legend Gregorius the idyl Der arme Heinrich [poor Henry], upon which Longfellow based his Golden Legend and lyrics.

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