Eleonore of Austria

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Author

Eleonore of Austria

Location

Stams, Austria

Dates

1433-1480

Biography

Eleanor of Austria (also known as Eleanore of Scotland) was one of six daughters of James I. She was brought up on Scotland and France and, after her marriage to Sigmund of Tyrol, moved to the court of Innsbruck, which she helped develop into one of the major cultural centers of the German-speaking world. Her place in literary history is based on her alleged authorship of Ponthus and Sidonia, a German translation of the anonymous French romance Ponthus et la belle Sidoyne [Source: Katharina M. Wilson, An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers, Volume 1]

Works

Pontus und Sidonia (German translation of the French prose romance Ponthus et la belle Sidoyne)

Languages

German

Genres

Romance

Editions and Translations

Pontus und Sidonia. Edited by H. Kindermann. Volksbucher vom sterbenden Rittertun, 1928, 115-236.

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