Baumkircher, Andreas, Freiherr von Schlaining#
b. probably Vipava, Slovenia (then Wippach), around 1420, d. Graz (Styria), April 23, 1471 (decapitated), mercenary leader. 1452 defended Wiener Neustadt against refractory nobles; 1468, however, was instrumental in an uprising of Styrian nobles against Emperor Friedrich III, supported by the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus.
Literature#E. Simon, Grundlagen, Moeglichkeiten, Grenzen soz. Aufstiegs im Spaet-MA am Beispiel A. B., master´s thesis, Vienna 2000.