Oct. 12, 1473

“Writ” of Archbishop Adolph II of Nassau [Present-day Germany; Electorate of Mainz]: “[…] orders the conversion of the synagogue in Mainz into a Christian church […] and announces that he has finally managed to bring the city of Mainz which has so rebelled against his church under his command, and that he wishes to emulate Popes Boniface who had inaugurated the Pantheon of Rome, which was built for the heathen Gods of the Romans, in honor of all saints, that is why he wishes to inaugurate the school/synagogue of the Jews in Mainz, in which the perfidious Jews (‘perfidi Judei’) had performed their ceremonies, in honor of all saints, and to ensure that these are forever secured for this purpose, he establishes a spiritual beneficium and substantiates it with the two adjacent chapels and the houses that are built against [Saint] Quintins-church and the nearby gardens with exception of the [little] house which contained the hospital and the butchery of the Jews […]” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text.]
Diplomatische Geschichte der Juden zu Mainz und dessen Umgebung, mit Berücksichtigung ihres Rechtszustandes in the verschiedenen Epochen. Aus größtenteils ungedruckten Urkunden bearbeitet von K. A. Schaab, b. R. Dr., Vicepräsident des vormaligen Großh. Kreisgerichts zu Mainz, Ritter des Großh. Hessen Ludwigsordens 1r Klasse. (Mainz; 1855); (Diplomatic History of Jew in Mainz and its surroundings, taking into account their legal standing in the various eras. From mostly unpublished documents edited by K. A. Schaab. […] PhD, Vice President of the former Grandd[uchy]’s district court of Mainz, Knight of the Grand Duchy of Hesse’s Ludwig Order of the first class.) Mainz; 1855; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/16/2019