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Otfried von Weissenburg

Otfried von Weissenburg (ôtˈfrēt fən vĪˈsənbŏrkh) [key], 9th-century German monk and poet; pupil of Rabanus Maurus Magnentius. His Liber Evangeliorum (863–71) is a counterpart in Old High German to the 9th-century Old Saxon Heliand. Otfried's gospel tales are versified in a meter derived from Latin, and he is the first German poet known to have used end rhymes.

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