Mar. 4, 1566

“Order” of Kaiser Maximilian II addressed to Cardinal Mark Sittich, Bishop of Constance (‘Konstanz’) [Prince-Bishopric of Constance; Present-day Germany]: “Emperor Maximilian II orders Mark Cardinal Sittich, Bishop of Constance, that no Jew or Jewess is to have any contact with any members of the Hochstift* Constance whatsoever without the prior knowledge of the Bishop or be fined 40 Marks of Lötigen-Gold.” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a summary of the original text. This document was issued in Augsburg; the original can be found at the Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe 5 Nr. 133 – Archivalieneinheit (“Main-State-Archive Karlsruhe 5 Nr. 133 – Archive-Unit”).]
Landesarchiv Baden-Würtemberg; Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe (“State Archive of Baden-Würtemberg; Main-State-Archive Karlsruhe.” No/Nr. 5 – 133;; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 10/3/2018