(c.1200 - 1266)

Minnesinger, possibly born in the Oberpfalz region. He may have been of noble birth (the name Tannhäuser may be an alias), and was for a long time at the Vienna court. He participated in the Crusade of 1228-9. After the death of his patron, King Frederick, he spent some time as a wandering musician before settling st the court of Otto II of Bavaria. Only one of his melodies survives.

IIA: Troubadours, Trouvères and Minnesingers