Ulrich von Zatzikhoven
His name and place of origin Zezikon are only known to us from his work itself, which was probably created not long after 1193 in an unknown location. It is generally assumed that Ulrich is the same person as a priest from Lommis in the canton of Thurgau named Uolricus de Cecinchoven who was mentioned in a document in 1214 . This appears in the list of witnesses in a deed of donation from the Count's family from Toggenburg to the St. Peterzell Monastery from March 29, 1214.
Ulrich's only known work is the Middle High German verse novel Lanzelet, which is a rewrite of an unknown old French Arthurian novel . The hero of the novel is the knight Lancelot , whose story Chrétien de Troyes had also told a little earlier in his Le Chevalier de la Charette («Knight of the Cart»).
Ulrich's Lancelot novel differs significantly from Chrétien in terms of content. Ulrich himself mentions the template for the welsche buoch von Lanzelete (v. 9341), and it came to Germany in the luggage of the Anglo-Norman nobleman Hugo von Morville , one of the hostages for the English King Richard the Lionheart . Richard was from December 21, 1192 to February 4, 1194 in the captivity of the Staufer Emperor Heinrich VI. During this time Ulrich must have got to know the old French novel.
- Max Schiendorfer: Zatzikhoven [Zazikhoven], Ulrich von. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Samuel Singer : Zazikhoven, Ulrich von . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 44, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1898, p. 733 f.
- Literature by and about Ulrich von Zatzikhoven in the catalog of the German National Library
- E-text in the Bibliotheca Augustana
- Cod. Pal. germ. 371: Ulrich von Zatzikhoven, Lanzelet (The late medieval, illustrated Heidelberg Lanzelet manuscript)
|SURNAME||Ulrich von Zatzikhoven|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Middle High German author of an Arthurian epic|
|DATE OF BIRTH||12th Century|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zezikon|
|DATE OF DEATH||13th Century|