Ulrich von Lichtenstein

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Ulrich von Lichtenstein (ŏŏl´rĬkh fən lĬkh´tənshtīn), c.1200–1275, German minnesinger. His chief work, Frauendienst [service of his lady] (1255), is a record in verse of a long and convention-bound courtship. His dialogue Frauenbuch (1257) laments the decay of chivalric courtship.