Mar. 18, 1496

“Expulsion Decree” issued by Maximilian I for the Jews in Styria [Present-day Austria]: “His Royal Majesty promises the territorial estates (‘Landstände’) of the Duchy of Styria to [expel] all Jews for their crimes against the sacrament, and against Christian children, and for their various scams from Styria, Viennese Neustadt and Neunkirchen for eternity and to no longer permit any Jew to return/settle in this region. The citizens (‘Landschaft’) are to make up for the resulting loss of Jewish-taxes with a one-time payment of 38,000 flRh [‘local currency’]” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original text.]
Regesta Imperii. Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz; (Regesta of the Empire. Academy of the Sciences and Literature Mainz); RI XIV Maximilian I. (1486/1493-1519) – RI XIV,2; Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 6/11/2020