Johannes von Saaz
Johannes von Saaz (Johannes von Tepl)y?hn?s f?n zts, t?p?l [key], c.1350?c.1414, Bohemian humanist and writer. Johannes is best known for his powerful work Der Ackermann aus Bhmen (c.1400, tr. Death and the Plowman), a dialogue between Death and a recently widowed farmer. Among the first prose works in Modern High German, it is characterized by medieval style and form but it embodies Renaissance spirit in its defense of mankind.
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