German meistersinger of the latter part of the thirteenth century; lived as a smith at Mayence. He was remarkable for his intense hatred of the Jews, and endeavored to convert them by interweaving Christian dogmas in his poetry, atoning for his lack of persuasiveness by scurrility. He often expresses his desire to see all the Jews exterminated; and one of his songs ends with the words: "Ich hazze iuch, Juden, sunder maze" (I hate you, Jews, beyond all measure).
- V. d. Hagen, Minnesinger, iii. 35 et seq.;
- Güdemann, Gesch. i. 144-145.