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.


Der oberoesterreichische Bauernkrieg 1626, exhibition catalogue, Linz 1976.