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Schmidt, Frantz

The Executioner's Journal

Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg Frantz Schmidt. Translated by Joel F. Harrington

During a career lasting nearly half a century, Meister Frantz Schmidt (1554-1634) personally put to death 392 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured hundreds more. The remarkable number of victims, as well as the officially sanctioned context in which they suffered at Schmidt’s... More