Definition of Tannhäuser in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtanˌhɔɪzə/
Pronunciation: /ˈtanˌhɔyzɐ/
(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 and spent seven years in debauchery, then repented and sought absolution from the Pope.

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