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Jakob Sutor von Baden

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Jakob Sutor von Baden
Born 16th century
Baden, Germany
Died 17th century
Occupation Fencing master
Movement Freifechter
Influences
Genres Fencing manual
Language Early New High German
Notable work(s) New Kůnstliches Fechtbuch
Concordance by Michael Chidester

Jakob Sutor von Baden was a 17th century German Freifechter. He seems to have been a native of the Baden region of southern Germany, and was an initiate of the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. In 1612, he authored a fencing manual which shows a clear relationship to the 1570 treatise of Joachim Meÿer and the 1611 treatise of Michael Hundt; it was printed in Frankfurt an Main using woodblock illustrations from unknown artists. There are a few bibliographical references to an earlier edition of the book, but no direct evidence that it ever existed.

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