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Jud Lew

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Jud Lew
Born before ca. 1440s
Died date of death unknown
Occupation Fencing master
Ethnicity Jewish
Movement Liechtenauer Tradition
Genres
Language Early New High German
Manuscript(s)
Wiktenauer
Concordance by
Michael Chidester
Translations Traducción castellano

Jud Lew was a 15th century German fencing master. His name signifies that he was Jewish, and some sources state that he was baptized Christian. For unknown reasons, possibly because he was still alive at the time, he was not included in Paulus Kal's ca. 1470 list of the members of the Fellowship of Liechtenauer.

Lew is often erroneously credited with authoring the Cod.I.6.4º.3, a compilation of various fencing treatises created in the 1450s. In fact, he only wrote a single section of that book, a gloss of Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on mounted fencing. The some versions of Martin Huntfeltz's treatise on armored fencing are also attributed to Lew, but this seems to be an error.

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