Hans Sachs

(5 November 1494 – 19 January 1576 / Nuremberg)

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Hans Sachs was a German meistersinger ("mastersinger"), poet, playwright and shoemaker.

Biography

Hans Sachs was born in Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg).As a child he attended a singing school that was held in the church of Nuremberg. This helped to awaken in him a taste for poetry and music. His father was a tailor. He attended Latin school (German: Lateinschule) in Nuremberg. When he was 14 he took up an apprenticeship as a shoemaker.

After the apprenticeship, at age 17, he was a journeyman and set out on his Wanderjahre (or Walz), that is, wandering about and working here and there, travelling with companions, and students, for five years. He worked... more »

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Die Insel Bachi.


Als ich das neu weltbuch durchlase
Wie vil insel durchfaren wase
Die neu schiffart von Portugal,
Darein ich wunder ane zal
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Funt, gar von seltsamen refieren,
Von menschen, vögel, fisch und tieren;
Zu nachts trieb mich die fantaseie
In ein schwere melancholeie,
Nach zu gründen den dingen tief,
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Bis ich entlich darin entschlief.
Do traumet mir so eigentleiche,
Wie ich in Portugal dem reiche
Ausfüre auf das weite mer
In einer naue mit eim her
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Für manche insel groß und weite.
Entlich kam wir in kurzer zeite
Zu der ...

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