1.Tannhäuser (?-1265) was a German Minnesänger and poet. He is not attested historically outside of his poetry, which is dated to between 1245 and 1265. His biography is consequently obscure. It is assumed that there is a connection to the old noble family of the Lords of Thannhausen, who are still residing in their castle in Tannhausen, near Ellwangen and Dinkelsbühl. There is a historical Tannhausen castle near Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz.