This spot was all the more interesting to me, inasmuch as it was so dearly loved by the Emperor Frederick III
Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III
and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany.
Lazzarelli's early life was marked by great honors: he was crowned poet laureate at the age of twenty-one by the Emperor Frederick III
, and he became involved with the humanists of the Roman Academy soon after.
In a discussion of humanism and the court Dieter Mertens uses the crowning of Conrad Celtis as poet laureate by Emperor Frederick III
of Nurenberg as a typical example of the poet's transforming of cultural capital, to use Bourdieu's terminology, into social capital.
And social snobbery certainly took a tumble when the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III
came to Venice in 1469 on a state visit.
Emperor Frederick III
was so impressed by Piccolomini's intellectual prowess that he bestowed upon him the title of poet laureate in 1442 and took him on as an imperial secretary.
In the second phase of his career (1462-65) we find him with Albrecht III of Bavaria (who provided him with ink and paper, a sign that his work was deemed worthy of record), Albrecht VI of Austria, Ladislaus of Hungary, and finally Emperor Frederick III
, under whom he is described as 'des keisers dichter', seemingly a vernacular counterpart to the various poetae laureati, writing in Latin, that the Emperor created.
He was received as Richard of York by Charles VIII of France; by Margaret of Burgundy, who acknowledged him as her nephew, and he attended the funeral of Emperor Frederick III
in 1493 at the invitation of Maximilian I.
He was crowned poet laureate by the Holy Roman emperor Frederick III
at Nurnberg in 1487 (the first German to receive this honor).