unbekannter Gast

Fadinger, Stephan#

b. Praz (Upper Austria), around 1580, d. Ebelsberg near Linz (Upper Austria, killed in action), July 5, 1626, captain during the peasant war in Upper Austria in 1626 ( Peasants' Revolts) against the Bavarian policy of exploitation and of seizure of peasants' property; brother-in-law of Christoph Zeller. For a short time established a powerful organisation of rebellious peasants and also fought against the Counter Reformation. After his death the peasants did not gain any further important victories and were soon defeated.

Literature#

Der oberoesterreichische Bauernkrieg 1626, exhibition catalogue, Linz 1976.