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Michael Hundt

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Michael Hundt

Arms of Michael Hundt
Born 16th century
Died 17th century
Occupation Fencing master
Movement Freifechter
Influenced Jakob Sutor von Baden
Genres Fencing manual
Notable work(s) Ein new Kůnstliches Fechtbuch im Rappier
Concordance by Michael Chidester

Michael Hundt was a 17th century German fencing master. His inclusion of a griffon with a sword in his heraldry may indicate affiliation with the Veiterfechter fencing guild.

In 1611, he authored a treatise on the use of the rapier entitled Ein new Kůnstliches Fechtbuch im Rappier ("A New Illustrated Fencing Manual on Rapier"). It was dedicated to Christian II, Elector of Saxony, though it's unknown if Hundt had any direct connection to the prince. This treatise was one of the sources drawn upon by Jakob Sutor von Baden for his own treatise of 1612, along with Joachim Meyer's Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens.


Hundt's treatise is written in both German and Latin, but at the moment only the German has been transcribed and translated.

Additional Resources

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