hans sachs

Sachs

[zahks]
noun
1.
Hans [hahns] , 1494–1576, German Meistersinger: author of stories, songs, poems and dramatic works.
2.
Nelly (Leonie) 1891–1970, German poet and playwright, in Sweden after 1940: Nobel prize 1966.
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Sachs (German zaks)
 
n
1.  Hans (hans). 1494--1576, German master shoemaker and Meistersinger, portrayed by Wagner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
2.  Nelly (Leonie). 1891--1970, German Jewish poet and dramatist, who escaped from Nazi Germany and settled in Sweden. Her works include Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel (1951) and `O the Chimneys', a poem about the Nazi extermination camps. Nobel prize for literature 1966 jointly with Shmuel Yosef Agnon

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hans sachs

German burgher, meistersinger, and poet who was outstanding for his popularity, output, and aesthetic and religious influence. He is idealized in Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.

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