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Götz von Berlichingen (1480-1562)

"Gottfried "Götz" von Berlichingen (1480 – 23 July 1562), also known as Götz of the Iron Hand, was a German (Franconian) Imperial Knight (Reichsritter), mercenary, and poet. He was born around 1480 into the noble family of Berlichingen in modern-day Baden-Württemberg. Götz bought Hornberg Castle (Neckarzimmern) in 1517, and lived there until his death in 1562.

He was active in numerous military campaigns during a period of 47 years from 1498 to 1544, including the German Peasants´ War, besides numerous feuds; in his autobiography he estimates that he fought 15 feuds in his own name, besides many cases where he lent assistance to his friends, including feuds against the cities of Cologne, Ulm, Augsburg and the Swabian League, as well as the bishop of Bamberg." - (en.wikipedia.org 30.10.2019)

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"Goetz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand". Brustbild des Götz"Götz von Berlichingen und sein Knab" Götz von Berlichingen und sein Knappe GeorEine Vorstellung aus dem Götz von BerlichingenGötz und Bruder MartinDer alte Götz zu Pferd"Goetz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand" Brustbild des Götz
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Was depicted (Actor) Götz von Berlichingen (1480-1562)
Printing plate produced Johann Conrad Susemihl (1767-1847)

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