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Tannhäuser (Composer)


Nationality: German

Tannhäuser (German: [ˈtanhɔʏ̯zɐ]; Middle High German: Tanhûser) was a German Minnesinger and poet. Historically, his biography is obscure beyond the poetry, which dates between 1245 and 1265.

His name becomes associated with a "fairy queen"-type folk ballad in German folklore of the 16th century.