Born: Sangerhausen, Germany
Died: 1222 Leipzig, Germany
He belong to a class of Minor Knights or as a Retired Knight. He belonged to the monastery of St Thomas in Leipzig, Saxony. Later on he went to a trip to India, when he came back he died. He is also attributed with the creation and introduction of the "Tagelied" with Dietmar von Aist
Died: Akşehir, Turkey May 6, 1190
He was in the court for Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick I, Barbarossa and Philip Augustus. He imitated many French nobles, that he and Heinrich von Veldeke introduced a hybrid of German and French poetry with much spirit in it. Friedrich died in the Battle of Philomelium in present-day Akşehir, Turkey, he fell off his horse while fleeing from the Turks, the whole army mourned his death.