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Till Eulenspiegel (IPA: [ˈtɪl ˈɔʏlənˌʃpiːgəl], Low Saxon: Dyl Ulenspegel, Flemish: Thyl Ulenspiegel) was a trickster who originated in the Middle Low German folklore. Image File history File linksMetadata Till_Eulenspiegel. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Low Saxon (in Low Saxon, Nedersaksisch, Neddersassisch, Plattdüütsch or Nedderdüütsch) is any of a variety of Low German dialects spoken in northern Germany and the Netherlands. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The trickster figure Reynard the Fox as depicted in an 1869 childrens book by Michel Rodange. ... The Middle Low German language is an ancestor of the modern Low German language, and was spoken from about 1100 to 1500. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


According to the tradition, he was born in Kneitlingen near Brunswick in 1300. He travelled through the Holy Roman Empire, especially Northern Germany, but also the Low Countries, Bohemia, and Italy. While he is likely not a historic person, Eulenspiegel is said to have died in Mölln in 1350, and a gravestone attributed to him is placed there. In the legend, he is presented as a trickster or fool who played practical jokes on his contemporaries. Although craftsmen are featured as the main victims of his pranks, neither the nobility nor the pope are exempt from being fooled by him. Kneitlingen is a municipality and village in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Braunschweig Braunschweig [ˈbraunʃvaik] (English & French: Brunswick) is a city of 245,500 people (as of December 31, 2004), located in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Events February 22 - Jubilee of Pope Boniface VIII. March 10 - Wardrobe accounts of King Edward I of Englanddo (aka Edward Longshanks) include a reference to a game called creag being played at the town of Newenden in Kent. ... This article is about the medieval empire. ... It has been suggested that Regents: Low Countries be merged into this article or section. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Mölln is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Events 29 August - An English fleet personally commanded by King Edward III defeats a Spanish fleet in the battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer. ... The trickster figure Reynard the Fox as depicted in an 1869 childrens book by Michel Rodange. ... A jester or fool is a specific type of clown mostly associated with the Middle Ages. ...


The best known version of the Eulenspiegel story is An entertaining book about Till Eulenspiegel from the land of Brunswick, published anonymously around 1510 in Early New High German. The authorship is attributed to Hermann Bote. Puns that do not work in High German indicate that the book was written in Low German first and translated into High German later in order to find a larger audience. Year 1510 (MDX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Early New High German, or Early Modern German, is the direct ancestor of the modern German language, and was used from 1350 to 1750. ...


The literal translation of the High German name gives "owl mirror". However, the original Low German is believed to be ul'n Spegel, meaning "wipe the arse".


The book has been translated into many languages. The storyline was adapted or changed during the process.


See also

The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak (full French title La Légende et les Aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses dUlenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak au pays de Flandres et ailleurs) is an 1867 novel by Charles De Coster. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Charles-Theodore-Henri De Coster (20 August 1827 - 7 May 1879) was a Belgian novelist whose efforts laid the basis for a native Belgian literature. ... Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks), Op. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the German composer of tone-poems and operas. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Léon Bakst: Firebird, Ballerina, 1910 There was also the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1932 to 1963 The Ballets Russes was a ballet company established in 1909 by the Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev and resident first in the Théâtre Mogador and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris... Vaslav Nijinsky as Vayou in Nikolai Legats revival of Marius Petipas The Talisman, St. ... Gerhart Hauptmann Gerhart Hauptmann (November 15, 1862 - June 6, 1946), German dramatist, was born on at Obersalzbrunn, Prussia (now Szczawno Drój, Poland) in Silesia, the son of a hotel-keeper. ... For other uses, see Nasreddin (disambiguation). ... Hershele Ostropoler (also, Hershel of Ostropol) is a prominent figure in Jewish humor, and the Jewish equivalent of Nasreddin and Till Eulenspiegel. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Hitar Petar (Bulgarian: , Cunning Peter) is a character of Bulgarian folklore. ...

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