1435 February 2nd – Talhoffer’s second letter to Erhard Haller

The following is a transcription of letter of Hans Talhoffer to the knight Erhard Haller in Nürnberg. It is part of the Case of Hans Villenbach. The file is to be found in the Staatsarchiv Nürnberg Reichsstadt Nürnberg, Losungamt, 7-farbiges Alphabet, Urkunden 874. It was written at 1435 February 2nd. The letter bears the sigil of Hans Talhoffer … Continue reading 1435 February 2nd – Talhoffer’s second letter to Erhard Haller

1434 March 23th – Talhoffer’s first letter to Erhard Haller

The following is a transcription of letter of Hans Talhoffer to the knight Erhard Haller in Nürnberg. It is part of the Case of Hans Villenbach. The file is to be found in the Staatsarchiv Nürnberg Reichsstadt Nürnberg, Losungamt, 7-farbiges Alphabet, Urkunden 874. It was written at 1434 March 23. The letter bears the sigil of Hans Talhoffer identical with … Continue reading 1434 March 23th – Talhoffer’s first letter to Erhard Haller

1434 March 20th – Talhoffer’s confession in Salzburg

The following is a transcription of an “open letter” containing a witnessed confession of Hans Talhoffer in regard of a murder done by fellow  mercenaries in the duty of Nürnberg merchants. The file is to be found in the Staatsarchiv Nürnberg Reichsstadt Nürnberg, Losungamt, 7-farbiges Alphabet, Urkunden 873. It was written at 1434 März 20. The letter is … Continue reading 1434 March 20th – Talhoffer’s confession in Salzburg

1434 Hans Talhoffer and case of Wilhelm of Villenbach

Authors remark: this article was written in 2011 and partly updated in 2014. In April 2015 the case was presented in a conference at the University of Geneva based on more recent research. The following pdf hold the slides: Hans Talhoffer and the case of Hans Villenbach 2015 Between 1427 and 1434 during (or after) … Continue reading 1434 Hans Talhoffer and case of Wilhelm of Villenbach

1436 Epitaph of Jörg Frauenberger

This is the epitaph of Jörg[Georg] Frauenberger of Haag at Hohenburg, the torturer of Jacob Auer (see blog post: 1434 Hans Talhoffer and case of Wilhelm of Villenbach). Jörg Frauenberger the elder is reported dead in 1436. In 1435 he sieged and conquered the famous cave-castle Stein in Stein a.d.Traun in a feud. This epitaph is in the cloister church of Gars. … Continue reading 1436 Epitaph of Jörg Frauenberger

1435 Hans Talhoffer and Jörg Frauenberger the torturer

1435 July 9 - Another piece of the Villenbach/Villach puzzle: Jörg Frawenberger of Haag at Hohenburg was NO nice guy. He imprisoned and tortured the Nurembeger citizen Jacob Auer until this man confessed the killing of Wilhelm of Villenbach. Emperor Sigismund is not amused hearing this. BOOKS USED IN THIS ARTICLE [1] Regesten Sigismund RI … Continue reading 1435 Hans Talhoffer and Jörg Frauenberger the torturer