Mar. 2, 1565

“General Mandate” issued by Maximilian II [Present-day Austria; Grand-Duchy of Austria]: “We, Maximilian, the other […] order all and every prelate, count, lord, knight […] in Our Lower-Austrian domains […] with the power of this letter … that Jews [(who do not have a permit-letter (‘Freybrief’) from us)] … shall move out of all Lower-Austrian domains […] within three months (‘Quottember’)* of the publication of Our general-letter (‘Generalbriefs’) with their wives, children, servants, and belongings […] after submitting the regular tax and toll-fees […].” [Researcher’s note: *Quottember originally refers to ‘quattuor tempora,’ meaning ‘quarterly/quarter-annually.’ The original writ can be found in the City/State Archives of Vienna Pat.-S. 94/1500-1599 as per the cited source.]
Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847 (1849). Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von A. F. Pribram. Erster Band. (Wien und Leipzig; 1918); (Official documents and files regarding the history of Jews in Vienna. First section, General part 1526-1847 (1849). Published and introduced by A. F. Pribram. First volume.); (Vienna and Leipzig; 1918); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/22/2020 ADD PAGE #