Friday, May 16, 2014

Louis the Leaper


Stone relief of Ludwig der Springer in the Wartburg Castle chapel in Eisenach.

"Louis the Springer (German: Ludwig der Springer), sometimes called Louis the Jumper or Louis the Leaper (died 8 May 1123), was a German nobleman and count in Thuringia from 1080 until his death. Little is known about him, although he is mentioned in many legends. He was a prominent opponent of the Salian emperors Henry IV and Henry V during the Investiture Controversy." -- Wikipedia

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