Fabian von Auerswald
|Fabian von Auerswald|
|Patron||John Frederick zu Saxony|
|Language||Early New High German|
|Notable work(s)||Ringer Kunst (1539)|
|Manuscript(s)||2° Codex MS Philos. 62 |
Fabian von Auerswald (1462 - after 1537) was a 16th century German wrestling master. He served as wrestling master to Elector John Frederick of Saxony, and mentions in his introduction that he instructed the children of the Elector and of members of the court in wrestling. In 1537, he completed an extensive treatise on grappling, which was later illustrated by Lucas Cranach and published posthumously in 1539 under the title Ringer kunst: funf und Achtzig Stücke ("The Art of Wrestling: Eighty-Five Devices"). This treatise saw wide circulation and was the foundation for Paulus Hector Mair's treatment of the subject in his own fencing manuals of the 1540s.
- Ott Jud; Dürer, Albrecht; Auerswald, Fabian von; Petter, Nicolaes; Paschen, Johann. Chronik alter Kampfkünste: Zeichnungen und Texte aus Schriften alter Meister entstanden 1443-1674. Weinmann, 2003. ISBN 978-3878920311
- Wassmannsdorff, Karl. Die Ringer-Kunst des Fabian von Auerswald. Leipzig: Priber, 1869.