Gerhardt von Hohensee
|Resides: Barony of Stonemarche|
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Hohensee was a small town in some mountainous region of the German-speaking states around the turn of the seventeenth century, most likely destroyed by somebody during the Thirty Years War, and of which Gerhardt von Hohensee was a member of the local gentry.
For whatever reason, Gerhardt departed his native land for Italy and other parts of Western Europe, probably to pursue his interest in fencing and goodness knows what else he did.
Although historians have managed to recover a page of Gerhardt's memoir, the vast majority of his written work has apparently been lost.
Surviving Excerpt from "A Criticism of Popular Dueling Methods"
There is a particular trende I have observed among the French youth, that of attacking an opponent's foote; and whilst on occasion successful (in a manner of speaking), I cannot recommend this method against any serious adversarie; or, for that matter, against any one wearing shoes. For whilst a barefoote peasant may be prone to such pedary offense, a properly dressed combatant will be quick to punish any cockamamie comportment.
Evidence suggests that Gerhardt was a proponent of Italian methods.
Vincentio Saviolo, his Practise, 1595
On the Subject of Lawn Care
There are passing references in the literature to another work by Gerhardt on the subject of lawn care, and in particular the removal of knaves therefrom, but no copy of this document is known to have survived.
Espoused to Amalie von Hohensee
Provost to Master Lucien de Wyntere
Inhabitant of the Barony of Stonemarche
Barony of Stonemarche:
Queen's Guard, Reign of Fortune I, 2018
69th in Armored Combat, A Market Day at Birka, 2013
Baron's Rapier Champion, Harper's Retreat, 2016
10th in Rapier, A Market Day at Birka, 2017
8th in Rapier, A Market Day at Birka, 2018
Baronessa’s Rapier Champion, Harper's Retreat, 2018
1st in Rapier, Great Northeastern War Heroic Tournament, 2019
Rapier Heroic Champions Team, Pennsic, 2019, 2022
Northern Region Fencing Champion, Harper's Retreat, 2021
Queen's Rapier Champion, East Kingdom Rapier Championships, 2023
2019 Bylaws Committee, Barony of Stonemarche
In Case of Court
Please contact Amalia von Hohensee.
I have lately admired some of the more colorful German scrollwork from the 16th century, e.g. http://tudigit.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/show/Hs-69/0088