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1482: Richard Puller von Hohenburg and Anthony Mätzler

September 24th, 2015 Headsman


The Alsatian knight Richard Puller von Hohenburg and his servant, Anthony Mätzler, burned for sodomy at Zurich. From illustration in Die Grosse Burgunderchronik by Diebold Schilling de Altere, c. 1483.

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Entry Filed under: 15th Century,Arts and Literature,Burned,Capital Punishment,Death Penalty,Disfavored Minorities,Execution,History,Homosexuals,Nobility,Public Executions,Sex,Soldiers,Switzerland

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2 thoughts on “1482: Richard Puller von Hohenburg and Anthony Mätzler”

  1. Headsman says:

    That’s excellent, thank you!

  2. Bill Crews says:

    English language version of this case via Google Books https://goo.gl/FQSZvQ

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