Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
Johann Phillip Palm
[Marker text in German:]
und Geschäftshaus des Buchhandlers
Joh. Phillip Palm
[Marker text translated into English:]
Here stood the home and business of Johann Phillip Palm, bookseller.
Died July 26, 1806
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 49° 27.288′ N, 11° 4.539′ E. Marker is in Nuremberg, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Schustergasse and Winklerstrasse, on the left when traveling east on Schustergasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nuremberg, Bavaria 90403, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schürstab Mansion (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Leopold Einstein (about 120 meters away); Johann Neudörfer (approx. 0.3 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Johann Palm (retrieved 07/27/2012). Johann Philipp Palm (Submitted on July 27, 2012.)
2. The Execution of Johann Philipp Palm. The Napoleon Series' article on Johann Palm, "...Johann Philipp Palm (b., 17 November 1768 at Schorndorf—d., 26 August 1806 at Braunau-am-Inn), an obscure bookseller from Nuremberg, was executed in the early afternoon of 26 August 1806. He was shot by a French firing squad in a field outside of the town of Braunau, an Austrian town garrisoned by the French. A single pistol shot to the head finished him off. Palm had been arrested 12 days earlier and charged with publishing and distributing libelous pamphlets about France and Napoleon. A military court had tried Palm on 25 August 1806 and found him guilty." (Submitted on July 27, 2012.)
3. Dangerous times for a bookseller. Archaeolibris' reflection on the "crime" of Johann Palm and the effect his execution had on history: "... A flood of cartoons and pamphlets deriding Napoleon and the French troops appeared in the wake of Palm’s death. A strong wave of patriotic fervor developed, enabling the Prussian King to leverage Palm’s execution for going to war against Napoleon. Though more significant reasons already existed, it was Palm’s execution that created a (Submitted on July 27, 2012.)
Additional keywords. Gedenktafel
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