Ott Jud

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Ott Jud
Born date of birth unknown
Died between 1443(?) and 1452
Occupation Wrestling master
Ethnicity Jewish
Patron princes of Austria
Movement Society of Liechtenauer
Genres Wrestling manual
Language Early New High German
Manuscript(s)
First Printed
English Edition
Tobler, 2010
Wiktenauer
Compilation by
Michael Chidester
Translations

Ott Jud was a 15th century German wrestling master. His name signifies that he was a Jew, and several of the versions of his treatise state that he was baptized Christian.[1] Paulus Kal describes him as the wrestling master to the princes of Austria, and names him as a member of the Society of Liechtenauer.[2] While Ott's precise lifetime is uncertain, he may have still been alive when Hans Talhoffer created the Gotha version of his manual in 1443, but certainly died some time before the creation of Codex Danzig in 1452.[3]

Ott's treatise on grappling is repeated throughout all of the early German treatise compilations and seems to have become the dominant work on the subject within the Liechtenauer tradition.

Contents

Treatise

Additional Resources

References

  1. tauffter Jud, "baptized Jew".
  2. Kal, Paulus. Untitled [manuscript]. Cgm 1507. Munich, Germany: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, 1470.
  3. His name lacks the traditional blessing on the dead in Talhoffer, but receives it in Codex Danzig (see folio 100v).
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