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Nicolaüs Augsburger

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Nicolaüs Augsburger
Died after 1489
Occupation Fencing master
Citizenship Augsburg, Germany
Movement Augsburg tradition
Influences Johannes Liechtenauer
Influenced Jörg Wilhalm Hutter
Genres Fencing manual
Language Early New High German
Archetype(s) Currently lost
Concordance by Michael Chidester

Nicolaüs was a 15th century German fencing master, presumably from Augsburg.[1] Nothing is known about this master outside of his treatise, but he seems to have been an initiate of the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer (his treatise always appears coupled with a repetition of the grand master's Record). On or around 2 July 1489,[2] he seems to have completed a brief treatise on fencing with the long sword apparently based on a version of the pseudo-Peter von Danzig gloss of Liechtenauer's Record. The original treatise is lost, but it was repeated in all five surviving copies of Jörg Wilhalm Hutter's long sword teachings. Of these, five are repeated anonymously and only the Glasgow version is properly attributed.


Additional Resources


  1. His work is only associated with treatises by Aurgsubrg residents.
  2. The date of the Visitation of Mary, the feast day mentioned in the Glasgow version of his treatise.
  3. 3.0 3.1 In Cgm 3712, there is no demarcation between the verse and the gloss, and these two paragraphs appear to belong to the verse.
  4. Lecküchner (M) 46r, 66v; Cgm 3711 45r; Gunterrodt E1r. Possibly the Verkehrer in the Zwerch plays as noted in Rome
  5. Possibly the Ochs-Pflug transition in the Zwerch plays
  6. This may be a garbled 'Durchwechselhau'. Namely, a Schielhau or possibly the Ochs/Pflüg Zwerch
  7. Seems garbled
  8. Könnte auch als »thun« gelesen werden.
  9. leer, scowl, make a secret or subtle glance.
  10. Leer at
  11. Leer
  12. Versetzen. To parry, transpose.
  13. Ansetzen. to plant or position something in a specific place.
  14. Korrigiert aus »das«.
  15. closing-in
  16. shifting
  17. curved, hollow, empty, concave, bowed, arched