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Ulrich von Hutten (16th Century)
Perhaps the most famously atypical Imperial knight of his generation, Ulrich von Hutten attended universities in the Holy Roman Empire and Italy, served the emperor in the Italian wars and later as the elector of Mainz, composed many anti-Roman and anticlerical diatribes, and took part in the Knights’ Revolt of 1522-23. Woodcut by an unknown German artist, 16th century.