Tannhauser



noun
1.
a German lyric poet of the 13th century: a well-known legend tells of his stay with Venus in the Venusberg and his later repentance.
2.
(italics) an opera (1845) by Richard Wagner.
noun
1.
13th-century German minnesinger, commonly identified with a legendary knight who sought papal absolution after years spent in revelry with Venus. The legend forms the basis of an opera by Wagner

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