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Levy of Troops for Wars in Bohemia, 1422

Deutsche Reichstagsakten Bd, VIII (1883) pp. x57-X65.
Reprinted in Altmann und Bernheim: Ausgewlhlte Urkunden, Second Ed., pp. 174-177. German.

[TR Introduction] The levy of troops for the Bohemian warsgives us a picture of the relative size and importance of thevarious powers of Germany in 1422. The statisticians will note especially the concentration of power in the Rhine lands, Thecontingents to be furnished by the cities, afford an excellentscale of the relative importance of towns in the epoch concerned.

(The Electors). Archbishops: Mayence 50 with swords, Cologne40 with swords. Treves 40 with swords. The count Palatine 50 withswords. Saxony 20 mounted man-at-arms. Branderburg 50 with swords.

The Bishops: The archbishop of Magdeburg 30 swordsmen,10 archers. Bishop of Hildesheim 5 swordsmen, 5 archers. Thatof Wurzburg 20 swordsmen. That of Bamberg 20 swordsmen. That ofEichstatt 10 swordsmen. That of Strassburg 10 swordsmen. Thatof Constanz 8 swordsmen. That of Basle 2 swordsmen. That of Coire2 swordsmen. That of Besan,con 6 swordsmen- That of Augsburg 2swordsmen. That of Metz 6 swordsmen. That of Toul 3 swordsmen.That of Verdun 6 swordsmen. That of Lausanne 6 swordsmen. Thatof Speyer 8 swordsmen That of Worms 2 swordsmen. That of Verden3 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms. That of Schwerin 8 swordsmen, 8 men-at-arms.That of Halberstadt 6 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms. That of Bremen10 swordsmen, 10 men-at-arms. That of Sammin 6 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms.That of Regensburg 5 swordsmen. That of Munster 10 swordsmen.

Dukes and lay princes. Duke of Lorraine 20 swordsmen. Dukeof Bar 20 swordsmen. Duke of Savoy 50 swordsmen. Margrave of Baden10 swordsmen. Landgrave of Hesse 20 swordsmen, 10 Dentate arms.Duke Otto of the Leina 10 swordsmen, 10 men-at-arms. Erich ofBrunswick 5 swordsmen, 5 men-at-arms. Duke Otto of Hirschberg5 swordsmen, 5 men-at-arms. Bernhard and William of Brunswickwith their cities namely, Brunswick and Luneburg, 10 swordsmen10 men-at-arms. John of Mecklenburg 10 swordsmen, 10 men-at-armsAlbrecht of Mecklenburg 10 swordsmen, 10 men-at-arms. Childrenof Duke Ulrich with the country of Stargardt 10 swordsmen, 10men-atarms. Otto and Casimir of Stettin 20 swordsmen, 12 men-at-armsltladislaf of Wolgast 15 swordsmen, 12 men-at-arms. Erich of Saxe-Lauenberg3 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms. Louis of Ingoldstadt in Bavaria 16swordsmen. Ernest and William of Bavaria 10 swordsmen. Henry ofBavaria 20 swordsmen. John of Bavaria 10 swordsmen. Stephen ofBavaria 5 swordsmen. Otto of Bavaria 5 swordsmen. Adolphus ofCleve 20 swordsmen. Duke of Berg 6 spearmen. The bishop of Utrecht,with Deventer, ICempten, Zwolle, and Utrecht, 40 swordsmen.

Lords and counts in the Netherlands. The duke of Jülich,and the knights of Jülich and Guelders, and the four citiesof Romunde, Nymwegen, Arnheim and Zutphen 60 swordsmen. The threecities of Brabant 100 swordsmen. The cities of Liege 100 swordsmen.Standard bearers, knights, and men of Holland 60 swordsmen. Standardbearers, knights, and men of Hainault, the cities of Hainault,the count of Namurs 90 swordsmen. Lords and knights of Flanders,the cities of Flanders 20 swordsmen.

Counts and lords. Gerhard, count of Mark 3 swordsmen. Williamcount of Ravensburg 2 swordsmen. Count of Teckelnburg 2 swordsmen.Count of Riedenburg 1 swordsman. Lord of Lippe 2 swordsmen. Lordof Dippoldswald 1 swordsman. Count of Bentheim 1 swordsman. Countof Schaumburg 1 swordsman. Count of Oldenburg 1 swordsman. Frederickand William of Henneberg 4 swordsmen. Count of Rheineck 2 swordsmen.Count of Kastel 2 swordsmen. Count of Hohenlohe 2 swordsmen. Countof Weinsberg 2 swordsmen. Count of Heideck 1 swordsman. Otto Erichof the Heust 6 swordsmen. Count of Würtemberg 20 swordsmen.Count of Schauen 15 swordsmen. Margrave of Rotelen 3 swordsmen.Margrave of Toggenburg5 swordsmen. Conrad of Freiburg 5 swordsmen.Hugo master of the Order of St. John 10 swordsmen. Christopherof Wenden 6 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms. Albrecht and George of Anhalt5 swordsmen, 5 men-at-arms. Bernhard of Auhalt 4 swordsmen, 4men-at-arms. Bernhard of Rheinstein, 3 swordsmen, 3 men-at-arms.Count of Wernigerode 4 swordsmen, 4 archers. Emich of Leinigen3 swordsmen. Frederick of Leinigen 2 swordsmen. Philipp of Nassau4 swordsmen. John of Sponheim 5 swordsmen. Frederick of Veldenz3 swordsmen. John and Frederick, counts of the Rhine 2 swordsmen.Philipp and Emich, lords of Oberstein, 2 swordsmen. Lord of Hohenfels1 swordsman. Nicholas NTogt of Honolstein 1 swordsman. John ofKatzenellenbogen 8 swords-men. Adolphus of Nassau 2 swordsmen.William of Wied 3 swordsmen. Philipp and Salentin lord of Ysenburg3 swordsmen. John of Wied, Reinhard, lord of Westerburg 2 swordsmen.Dietrick, lord of Runkel 1 swordsman. John and Henry, counts ofNassau lord of Bilstein 2 swordsmen. Bernhard and John brothers,count Solms 3 swordsmen. John of Wittgenstein 1 swordsman. Rupertof Virneburg 2 swordsmen. Gottfried Eberhard, lord of Eppstein4 swordsmell. Reinhard, lord of Hanau 3 swordsmen. Dieter, lordof Budegen 3 swordsmen. Michael of Wertheim 1 swordsman. Williamof Eberstein 1 swordsman. Lords of Arbergen 3 swordsmen. Williamof Blankenstein 1 swordsman. John, lord of Schleiden 1 swordsman.Frederick of Moers 4 swordsmen. John, lord of Heimsberg 4 swordsmen.Walrave of Moers 1 swordsman. William Craft, lord of Saffenburg1 swordsman. John, lord of Rodemachern 2 swordsmen. John and Gottfried,lord of Ziegenhain 2 swordsmen. Henry of Waldeck, and the othersof Waldeck 4 swordsmen. John Henry of Vinstigen 2 swordsmen. Thelord of Wibelkoben 1 swordsman. Shenk Eberhard, Schenk Conradand Schenk Conrad the younger, of Ehrenpach 3 swordsmen. Conrad,lord of Bickenbach 1 swordsman. The lord of Neuenahr 1 swordsman.Eberhard of Lineburg, lord of Hartenburg 2 swordsmen. Count ofLimburg 1 swordsman. The lord of Harn 2 swordsmen. John of Saarwerden1 swordsman. The Brothers of Bitsch 1 swordsman. Count of Salm1 swordsman.

The Abbots. The abbot of Fulda 6 swordsmen. The abbot ofWeissenburg 2 swordsmen. The abbot of Zelle 1 swordsman. The abhotof Murbach 3 swordsmen. The abbot of Maulbronn 5 swordsmen. Theabbot of Einsiedeln 2 swordsmen. The abbot of Biebenhausen 3 swordsmen.Tbe abbot of Salem 5 swordsmen. The abbot Alb 2 swordsmen. Theabbot of Kemptem 2 swordsmen. The abbot of Schaffhausen 2 swordsmen.The abbot of Petershausen 2 swordsmen. The abbot of Kinzing 2swordsmen. The abbot of Weingarten 4 swordsmen. The abbot of Elchingen2 swordsmen. The abbot of St. Blasien 2 swordsmen. The abbot ofBalbeuren 2 swordsmen. The abbot of Zwiefalten 2 swordsmen. Theabbot of Isni 1 swordsman. The abbot of Saint George 1 swordsman.The abbot of Saint John 1 swordsman. The abbot of Pfaeffers 1swordsman. The abbot of Konigsbrünn 1 swordsman. Prior toSchussenried 2 swordsmen.

The cities. The confederates of Berne, Lucerne, Zurich,Freiburg in Vaud 250 horse. Constance, Lindau, Buchhorn, Ravensburg,Ueberlingen, Zelle am Unter See, Diessenhofen, 50 swordsmen and200 mounted men. SchaShausen, Waldshut, Lauffenberg, Sackingen,Sheinfelden, Winterthur, Rapperswil, Frauenfeld 26 men-at-arms.Kempten, Isny, Wangen, Leutkirch, Memmingen, Augsburg, Biberach,pfullendorf, Kaufbeuren, Ulm, Giengen, Nordlingen, BopfingenjAaJen, Gmund, Dunkelsbuhl, Esslingen, Reutlingen Rottweil, Weil,Buchau, 100 swordsmen and 100 men-at-arms. Halle 12 swordsmenand 12 men-at-arms. Heilbronn, Wimpfen Weinsberg 24 mounted menarmed. Basle 16 swordsmen. Strassburg Muhlhausen, Colmar, Munsterin St. Gregorienthal, Kaiserberg, Durkheim, Schlettstadt, Oberehnheim,Roshein, Hagenau, Weissenburg, 30 swordsmen. Freiburg, NeuenbergBreisach, Kenzingen Endingen 10 swordsmen. Verden 10 swordsmen.Kaufmansarburg 3 swordsmen. Treves 4swords men. Metz 20 swordsmen.Toul 10 swordsmen. Speyer Worms and Mayence 24 swordsmen. Cologne,Aix la Chapelle 39 swordsmen. Dortmund 6 swordsmen. Frankfort15 swordsmen. Friedberg 2 swordsmen. Gelnhausen 3 swordsmen. Wetzlar2 swordsmen. Nuremberg 30 swordsmen, 30 men-at-arms. Rothenburg12 swordsmen, 12 men-at-arms. Windsheim 5 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms,Weissenburg in Franconia 5 swordsmen, 5 men-at-arms. Schweinfurt5 swordsmen, 5 men-at-arms. Regensburg 15 swordsmen, 15 men-at-arms.Lubeck 30 swordsmen, 30 men-at-arms. Hamburg 15 swordsmen, 15men-at-arms. Muhlhausen [Saxony] 3 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms. Nordhausen15 swordsmen, 10 men-at-arms. Aschesleben 10 swordsmen, 6 men-at-arms.Halberstadt 10 swordsmen, 10 men-at-arms. Quedlinburg 10 swordsmen,10 men-at-arms. Sum total, 754 swordsmen and 777 mounted horsefrom the cities.

From University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of History: Translationsand Reprints from the Original Sources of European history, published for the Dept. of History of the University of Pennsylvania.,(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press [1897?-1907?]), VolIII:2, pp.8-11

Reprinted here by kind permission of the Internet Medieval Source Book.