- Hans [hahns] /hɑns/, 1494–1576, German Meistersinger: author of stories, songs, poems and dramatic works.
- Nelly (Leonie),1891–1970, German poet and playwright, in Sweden after 1940: Nobel prize 1966.
- Hans (hans). 1494–1576, German master shoemaker and Meistersinger, portrayed by Wagner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
- Nelly (Leonie). 1891–1970, German Jewish poet and dramatist, who escaped from Nazi Germany and settled in Sweden. Her works include Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel (1951) and `O the Chimneys’, a poem about the Nazi extermination camps. Nobel prize for literature 1966 jointly with Shmuel Yosef Agnon