The Ploughman and Death

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This is an illustrated page from Johannes von Tepl's story Der Ackermann aus Böhmen ("Ploughman of Bohemia"), first published in 1401... though this page probably dates from a much later copy of the work. This is one of the earliest known visual and textual descriptions of the personification of death as a character that would eventually come to be called "The Grim Reaper."

This copy of the page comes from the Wikimedia Commons website [Link Here].

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