Meaning of Tannhäuser in English:

Tannhäuser

Pronunciation /ˈtanˌhɔɪzə/ /ˈtanˌhɔyzɐ/

proper noun

  • (c.1200–c.1270), German poet. In reality a Minnesinger whose works included lyrics and love poetry, he became a legendary figure as a knight who visited Venus's grotto and spent seven years in debauchery, then repented and sought absolution from the Pope.