from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Walther von der Vogelweide 1170?-1230? German minnesinger whose lyrics reflected his religious and political views. The German national anthem is based on one of his songs.
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Austrian, Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1165-1230), is the greatest and most versatile lyric poet of medieval Germany.
Moreover, poetry was not wasted on artificial love songs; Wolfram von Eschenbach had the courage to attempt great problems; Walther von der Vogelweide was the herald of German imperialism.