Mar. 3, 1377

“Writ” of Emperor Charles IV of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, etc.; Kingdom of Bohemia/Holy Roman Empire]: “Emperor Karl IV permits the mayor (‘Bürgermeister’) and the City Council and the citizens of the city of Eger, to place a tax on the city, the land, and on the Jews of Eger* and to make adjustments in the years to come, during which they are to be free of any taxes to the royal chamber […].” [Researcher’s note: Given that Jews were considered the proper possessions of kings and emperors, it’s noteworthy here that Jews were ultimately taxed like property unlike the other citizens of Eger.]
Zur Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien von 906 bis 1620. Herausgegeben von Gottlieb Bondy, em. Präsidenten der Handels – und Gewerbekammer in Prag. Zur Herausgabe vorbereitet und ergänzt von Franz Dworsky, em. Director des Landesarchives des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 1577 bis 1620. (Prag; 1906); (Regarding the history of Jews in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from 906 to 1620. Published by Gottlieb Bondy, fo[rmer] President of the Trade and Commerce and Industry in Prague. Prepared for publication and supplemented by Franz Dworsky, fo[rmer] Director of the National Archives of the Kingdom of Bohemia. I. 1577 to 1620.); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/7/2019