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Heinrich von Veldeke
(b. before 1140 – d. after 1190)
Heinrich von Veldeke (German) or Hendrik van Veldeke (Dutch) is the first writer from the Low Countries who is known by name. He is claimed by both Dutch and German literature as the first great author. His influence on the Middle High German literature of the courtly period was enormous.
Von Veldeke was born in Spalbeek near Hasselt in the... More...
Liechtenstein, 1962, Heinrich von Veldeke