Bligger von Steinach

Bligger of Steinach (documented perhaps from 1174 to 1209, died probably after 1209) was a German minstrel. He was a Rhine Franconian noble Lord, based on Neckarsteinach.

People of the name Bligger of Steinach are attested several times in the court and in the company of three Emperors ( Frederick Barbarossa, Henry VI. , And Otto IV ).

The separation of the documentary evidences " Bligger of Steinach " from 1142 to 1209 is difficult. While previous research in Bligger II (documented from 1152 to 1174, 1178? ) Wanted to see the poet, argued Meves 1993 Bligger III. (documented from 1174 ), who is considered the founder of the Lords of Harfenbergstrasse.

From Bligger of Steinach two Minnelieder ( Manuscript B ) and Codex Manesseplatz have survived (Handwriting C) in the Weingartner song manuscript. The Codex Manesseplatz also still contains a spell of 15 verses, and also an author picture.

Gottfried von Strassburg and Rudolph of Ems have praised him as one of the greatest poets of her time. Your Gottfried dressed in metaphors of embroidery and weaving and imitated by Rudolf praise refers to a lost epic poem of umbehanc, their contents are unknown. Speculative it has been associated in research various texts, in particular the so-called Ainune fragment in a lost manuscript from the monastery Salem Bodensee it.

The recently again taken up by the historian Thomas Heinz thesis Bligger is the author of Moriz von Craun, is generally rejected.

More recently, the local historian Dr. Jürgen Breuer and his brother, the German scholar Dieter Breuer, a specialist in early modern literature, the senior thesis have revived that Bliggers lost work is the Nibelungenlied. In the Nibelungen relevant research on this thesis by Joachim Heinzle and another has been rejected.

1827 published August ephod a historical novel Bligger of Steinach of outlaws. A story from the times of the Crusades.