The late Middle Ages witnessed a considerable growth in didactic literature, mostly still in verse, with poets such as Thomas von Zirclaere (early thirteenth century), Hugo von Trimberg (thirteenth to fourteenth centuries), John Gower (late fourteenth century) or Christine de Pizan (early fifteenth century) addressing virtually all social classes and age groups, criticizing their shortcomings and giving advice on how to perform properly in society in moral and ethical terms. Hugo, above all, had much to say about men and women, rich and poor, and he emerged as a major spokesperson and authority figure of his time.
Hugo von Trimberg was born around 1230/1235 in the bishopric of Würzburg, in the region of Franconia (today, …
Citation: Classen, Albrecht. "Hugo von Trimberg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 August 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14768, accessed 22 March 2023.]