Nov. 7, 1466

Mandate, issued by Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Archduke of Austria and King of Germany [Present-day Austria, Germany]: “We, in response to many a complaint, about the Jews in Our Holy Empire burdening Our dear subjects with their unbearable usury, have tasked Our brother-in law Ulrich, Count of Württemberg, with putting an end to this by acting on Our behalf and in Our name, pronouncing judgments in these cases. Whereas we have received credible information that the Jews remain insubordinate, refusing to comply with Our order and claiming that they are the burdened ones, we therefore now mandate all Jews to obey the Count of Württemberg, under penalty of 40 marks in gold, as well as the loss of all privileges.”
Chmel, Joseph. Auszug aus den im k.k. geheimen Haus-, Hof- und Staats-Archive zu Wien sich befindenden Reichsregistraturbüchern vom Jahre 1440 – 1493 (Excerpts from the Imperial Legal Registers from the years 1440 through 1493, located in the Imperial-Royal Court and State Archive at Vienna). Carl Gerold’s Sohn: Vienna, 1859. Page 484. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 7/16/2020