Executions · Germany · Political

Woman beheaded by husband after criticizing him for allowing the common people to starve

June 12, 1535 Bishopric of Münster, Holy Roman Empire (modern day Münster, Germany) Elisabeth Wandscherer is beheaded for criticizing her husband about allowing the common people to starve Wandscherer was one of 16 wives of Jan van Leiden. Leiden was the self-proclaimed "King of Münster" and attempted to establish a "New Jerusalem" in Münster. He… Continue reading Woman beheaded by husband after criticizing him for allowing the common people to starve

Executions · Germany · Religion

Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

May 30, 1416 Konstanz, Germany Czech scholar and philosopher Jerome of Prague is burned at the stake for heresy Jerome’s heresy was proclaiming one did not need to attend church to attain God's teachings, and one should follow Jesus's words directly even if they conflicted with what the Catholic Church decreed. Because of his sermons… Continue reading Jerome of Prague, burned at the stake for preaching to followers to follow the word of Jesus even if it goes against the Church’s degree

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A teenager, claiming to have lived most of his life confined to a small cell, is founding wandering the streets in Germany

May 26, 1828 Nuremberg, Germany A teenaged boy named Kaspar Hauser is found wandering the streets, carrying letters claiming he had never set foot outside his previous home One of the letters Hauser had on him explained his past, alleging he had been raised by a “poor day laborer” at the request of Hauser’s mother.… Continue reading A teenager, claiming to have lived most of his life confined to a small cell, is founding wandering the streets in Germany

Executions · Germany · Political

Man executed for two failed assassination attempts on Hitler

May 14, 1941 Berlin, Germany 25-year-old Swiss theology student, Maurice Bavaud, is guillotined for an assassination attempt on Hitler Bavaud tried unsuccessfully twice to get near Hitler. His first attempt involved him impersonating a Swiss reporter to get closer to Hitler. This attempt failed after Hitler surrounded himself with other Nazi leaders whom Bavaud did… Continue reading Man executed for two failed assassination attempts on Hitler

Executions · Germany · Religion

9-year-old burned at the stake for intercourse with the Devil

May 9, 1628 Würzburg, Germany Johann Bernhard Reichardt, a 9-year-old boy, is burned at the stake with 4 others for being a witch The boy was suspected by his father to have been involved with witchcraft. He was questioned and confessed to have been "seduce into witchcraft," denied God, flew to Satanic dances, and engaged… Continue reading 9-year-old burned at the stake for intercourse with the Devil