Jun. 20, 1338

“Usury Law” issued by Albert II and Otto the Merry, Dukes of Austria, Styria and Carinthia [Present-day Austria]: “Absolutely none of our Jews, not man nor woman, shall take from our citizens in Vienna (neither rich nor poor) any weekly interest in excess of three phennigs per pound penning, one pfennig [sic] per sixty phennigs, and a half-phennig per thirty phennigs.”
Brugger, Eveline & Wiedl, Birgit. Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Österreich im Mittelalter. Band 1: Von den Anfängen bis 1338 [Regests on the History of the Jews in Austria during the Middle Ages. Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 1338]. Studienverlag: Innsbruck, Austria, 2005. Page 338. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 9/15/2019