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Tannhäuser

Pronunciation: /ˈtanˌhoizər/
(Circa 1200-circa 1270), German poet. In reality a minnesinger whose works included lyrics and love poetry, he became a legendary figure as a knight who visited Venus’s grotto. He spent seven years in debauchery, then repented and sought absolution from the Pope.
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