Sept. 16, 1579

Decree, issued by Phillip Ludwig, Duke of Bavaria [Present-day Germany]: “We hereby order all of our subjects to refrain from any business with Jews, be it usurious dealings or any other kind. Any contraventions of this decree shall incur a fine or corporal punishment, both for the subject and the Jew; the latter shall also lose all of the money or goods involved.”
Lamm, Louis. Zur Geschichte der Juden im bayerischen Schwaben (On the History of the Jews in Bavarian Swabia). Louis Lamm: Berlin, 1915. Page 43. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/16/2020