The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Dietrich von Bern
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Dietrich von Bern
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DIETRICH VON BERN, a hero of German legend, celebrated for his amazing adventures, and figuring in the ‘Nibelungenlied.’ He was in actual life Theodoric the Great, founder of the Ostrogoth monarchy; but the two names have resulted in much confusion of legend with fact. He flourished in the 5th and 6th centuries of our era. Bern is German for Verona, the principal residence of Dietrich.