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Owlglass

(German, Eulenspiegel). Thyl, son of Klaus (Eulenspeigel) prototype of all the knavish fools of modern times. He was a native of Brunswick, and wandered about the world playing all manner of tricks on the people he encountered. (Died 1350.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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