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Nuremberg

(Encyclopedia)Nuremberg nürnˈbĕrkˌ, city (1994 pop. 498,945), Bavaria, S Germany, on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. One of the great historic cities of Germany, Nuremberg is now an important...

Kraft, Adam

(Encyclopedia)Kraft or Krafft, Adam both: äˈdäm kräft [key], c.1455–1509, German sculptor of Nuremberg. He moved from an ornamental late Gothic style toward clarity, symmetry, and a powerful use of rounded, o...

Pencz, Georg

(Encyclopedia)Pencz, Georg gāˈôrkh pĕnts [key], c.1500–1550, German painter and engraver of the Nuremberg school. He probably studied with Dürer in Nuremberg. He was banished in 1525 but soon returned. Pencz...

Streicher, Julius

(Encyclopedia)Streicher, Julius yo͞oˈlyo͝os shtrīˈkhər [key], 1885–1946, German National Socialist (Nazi) leader. An early party member, originally a schoolteacher, he aired his sadistic and anti-Semitic ma...

Kulmbach, Hans von

(Encyclopedia)Kulmbach, Hans von häns fən ko͝olmˈbäkh [key], c.1480–1522, German painter and graphic artist. His real name was Hans Süss. In general his work reveals the influence of Dürer, but he had litt...

Stoss, Veit

(Encyclopedia)Stoss, Veit fīt shtôs [key], c.1445–1533, German sculptor. He worked in Kraków (1477–86, 1488–96) and Nuremberg, his birthplace. The great carved wooden high altar in St. Mary's, Kraków, is ...

Fürth

(Encyclopedia)Fürth fürt [key], city, Bavaria, S Germany, at the confluence of the Rednitz and Pegnitz ri...

Nürnberg

(Encyclopedia)Nürnberg, Germany: see Nuremberg. ...

Sachs, Hans

(Encyclopedia)Sachs, Hans häns zäks [key], 1494–1576, German poet, leading meistersinger of the Nuremberg school. A shoemaker and guild master, he wrote more than 4,000 master songs in addition to some 2,000 fa...

Wolgemut, Michael

(Encyclopedia)Wolgemut or Wohlgemuth, Michael both: mĭkhˈäĕl vôlˈgəmo͞ot [key], 1434–1519, German painter, wood carver, and engraver who worked mainly in Nuremberg. First instructed by his father and in M...

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