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His martial lineage is unknown, but his writings make it clear that he had some connection to the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer , the grand master of the German school of fencing. Talhoffer was a well educated man, who took interest in astrology, mathematics, onomastics, and the auctoritas and the ratio. He authored at least five fencing manuals during the course of his career, and appears to have made his living teaching, including training people for trial by combat. The first historical reference to Talhoffer is in , when he represented Johann II von Reisberg, archbishop of Salzburg, before the Vehmic court. Shortly thereafter in , Talhoffer was arrested and questioned by order of Wilhelm von Villach a footman to Albrecht III von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria in connection to the trial of a Nuremberg aristocrat named Jacob Auer, accused of murdering of his brother Hans.

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His martial lineage is unknown, but his writings make it clear that he had some connection to the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer , the grand master of a well-known Medieval German school of fencing. Talhoffer was a well-educated man who took interest in astrology , mathematics , onomastics , and the auctoritas and the ratio. He authored at least five fencing manuals during the course of his career, and appears to have made his living teaching, including training people for trial by combat.

The first known reference to Talhoffer is in , when he represented Johann II von Reisberg , archbishop of Salzburg , before the Vehmic court.

Shortly thereafter in , Talhoffer was arrested and questioned by order of Wilhelm von Villach a footman to Albrecht III von Wittelsbach , duke of Bavaria in connection to the trial of a Nuremberg aristocrat named Jacob Auer , accused of murdering of his brother. Auer's trial was quite controversial and proved a major source of contention and regional strife for the subsequent two years. Talhoffer himself remained in the service of the archbishop for at least a few more years, and in is mentioned as serving as a bursary officer Kastner in Hohenburg.

The s saw the start of Talhoffer's career as a professional fencing master. His first fencing manuscript, the Ms. The fencing manual portion is largely text-less and it may have been designed as a visual aid for use in teaching; in addition to these illustrations, it also contains an astrological treatise and a version of Konrad Kyeser 's famous war book Bellifortis.

The account notes that a fight broke out among his students and had to be settled in front of the city council , resulting in various fines. In , [6] Talhoffer commissioned the Ms. He appears to have continued instructing throughout the s, and in he produced his final manuscript, the Cod. While only a few facts are known about Talhoffer's life, this has not stopped authors from conjecture. The presence of the Lion of St. Talhoffer's writings exist in well over a dozen manuscripts created in the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries; they have also been published a number of times beginning in , including translations into English and French.

His writings cover a wide assortment of weapons, including the arming sword , buckler , crossbow , dagger , flail , longknife , longshield , longsword , mace , poleaxe , spear , and unarmed grappling , often both armored and unarmored, on horse and on foot, and in scenarios including tournaments, formal duels, and unequal encounters implying urban self-defense.

Despite the obvious care and detail that went into the artwork, the manuscripts generally have only a few words captioning each page and in many cases none at all.

From Ms. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hans Talhoffer. Swabia Germany. List of manuscripts. From Cod. Retrieved 17 March Untitled [manuscript]. Cgm Munich , Germany: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek , ca. Retrieved 31 October Manuscript published in Swabia, Germany.

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The MS Thott. This manuscript was likely a reference book created for Talhoffer's personal use. On the final ten folia, the text is inverted and opening the book from the back reveals a brief treatise on a variety of mystical subjects. No Translation. Complete Translation by Jeffrey Hull. Would that your fighting be lucky — Then be lively, withhold not long the play. The dandy laugh at that While the earnest make — They trust in the sword.

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Hans Talhoffer

His martial lineage is unknown, but his writings make it clear that he had some connection to the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer , the grand master of a well-known Medieval German school of fencing. Talhoffer was a well-educated man who took interest in astrology , mathematics , onomastics , and the auctoritas and the ratio. He authored at least five fencing manuals during the course of his career, and appears to have made his living teaching, including training people for trial by combat. The first known reference to Talhoffer is in , when he represented Johann II von Reisberg , archbishop of Salzburg , before the Vehmic court. Shortly thereafter in , Talhoffer was arrested and questioned by order of Wilhelm von Villach a footman to Albrecht III von Wittelsbach , duke of Bavaria in connection to the trial of a Nuremberg aristocrat named Jacob Auer , accused of murdering of his brother. Auer's trial was quite controversial and proved a major source of contention and regional strife for the subsequent two years. Talhoffer himself remained in the service of the archbishop for at least a few more years, and in is mentioned as serving as a bursary officer Kastner in Hohenburg.

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