German Peasants’ War 1524–1526
2025 – 500th anniversary.
In the struggle of the peasants against serfdom, exploitation and power of the feudal lords, the uprisings in 1525 take on ever more radical dimensions. The year 1525 marks the climax of the peasant uprising. In the Battle of Frankenhausen in Thuringia, the rebels were defeated in May 1525, and the reformer Thomas Müntzer was captured and executed.