In his Wilhelm von Wenden, the Middle High German poet Ulrich von Etzenbach (fl. during the second half of the 13th century), who originated from Northern Bohemia, created a remarkable courtly love romance depicting the life of the young married couple Wilhelm and Bene who undergo major adventures before they and their children can be reunited. Ulrich also wrote a version of the famous story of Alexander and thereby strongly contributed to the growth of German culture at the Bohemian court of the House of Přemysl in Prague.