The Peasants' Revolt, which had raged since the previous year, had
provoked conflict throughout southern and western Germany, as well
as areas what is now Alsace, Switzerland and Austria. At its
height, it involved approximately 300 000 peasant rebels, and
estimates of those killed are around 100 000, making this the
largest popular uprising before the French Revolution of 1789. In
May 1525, it was finally suppressed, and Anabaptist leader Thomas
Muntzer, who had used the rebellion to call for the building of a
Christian Commonwealth in Muhlhausen, was executed.
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Editors. "The Peasants' Revolt in south Germany is suppressed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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