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Hartmann von Aue
A native of the region of the upper Rhine, Hartmann von Aue (fl. 1190-1210) was an educated knight and a minnesinger in the Swabian court. He went on a crusade with Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI in 1297 and was a vassal at Aue. Hartmann is the author of a book of allegorial ver se called Das Buchlein (The Little Book) or Die Klage (The Complaint), a debate between the body and the soul. His narrative verse include Erec and Iwein, two stories which retell Arthurian legends based on works by Chretien de Troyes. Gregorius, the tale of a fictional pope, is based on a French tale called Vie de saint Gregoire or Vie du pope Gregoire. Hartmann's most original work is the narrative poem Der Arme Heinrich about a leper who is cured by love.
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