Nov. 19, 1530

“The Imperial Police Regulation of 1530” Issued by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V [Present-day Italy / Holy Roman Empire]: “1) All Jews are to wear a yellow ring on their skirt or skull cap to make them easier to be recognized. 2) They are to wear appropriate clothing and all public officials are required to charge violators a fine in the amount of twice the worth of their clothing. Those officials who have been found to be tardy and stubborn in the enforcement of this law will be held accountable. 3) Jews who have been found using dubious and unfair usury practices will not be tolerated in the holy realm and should not expect protection from the courts. [Signed by:] Karl V: Romischer Kryserlicher Maiestat Ordnung un[d] Reformation guter Pollicei im heyligen römischen Reich Anno M. D. xxx. zu Ausgburg [H]offgericht. (Charles V: Roman Emperor Regulation and Reformation of good Policing in the holy Roman Empire Anno M. D. xxx for the Royal Courts of Augsburg)”
“R. K. Maj. Ordnung und Reformation guter Policei in H. Röm. Reich: anno 1530,” Original scan; Accessed online; Translated and Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 10/20/2015