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Joachim Meyer

German bladesmith (1537-1571)

1537   -   1571

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: Early New High German
occupation: bladesmith

Joachim Meyer (ca. 1537–1571) was a self described Freifechter (literally, Free Fencer) living in the then Free Imperial City of Strasbourg in the 16th century and the author of a fechtbuch Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens (in English, Thorough Descriptions of the Art of Fencing) first published in 1570.
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