|Meersburg am Bodensee|
|In March 1525 some leaders of the peasants (Baltringer Haufen, Allgaeuer Haufen, Seehaufen) met in Memmingen to agree a common cause. On March 20, 1525, they adopted the "Twelve Articles". The Articles demanded the rights for the communities of the peasants and are considered to be the first written set of human rights in Europe. |
In the photo: the front of the Kramerzunft in Memmingen; the building where the Articles were written.
|The two illustrations are for the new issue of "Clausewitz" Magazine|
|Roman Legionary, 60 AD|
|Roman "Imagifer", Auxilia Palatina, 286-300 AD|
|Britannic Warrior, 1st century AD|
|Germanic Warrior, 2nd century AD|
|"Hie Schwytz" |
Hans Franz Nägeli was Supreme Commander of the Bernese troops in the conquest of Vaud (1536), during the war agaist Savoy.
In the campain of March 1536 he conquered Chateau Chillon and Lausanne; the conquest of the Pays de Vaud was completed on the 29th March 1536, the day when the wonderful castle of Chillon (http://www.chillon.ch/en/castle) fell.
This figure is based on the beautiful “Schützenbrunnen” and “Vennerbrunnen”, two of the many charming sculture-fountain of Bern, made by the Master Hans Gieng in the years between 1542 and 1543. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Gieng
The illustration depicts Nägeli in half-harness, with the typical broad-brimmed plumed hat.