“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)

Johann Phillip Palm

Johann Phillip Palm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 17, 2012
1. Johann Phillip Palm Marker
[Marker text in German:]
Hier stand das Wohn-
und Geschäftshaus des Buchhandlers
Joh. Phillip Palm
* 18.12.1766
† 26.07.1806

[Marker text translated into English:]
Here stood the home and business of Johann Phillip Palm, bookseller.
Born December 18, 1766
Died July 26, 1806

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.
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 or Johannes Philipp Palm (17 December 1768–26 August 1806) was a German bookseller executed during the Napoleonic Wars.... (Submitted on July 27, 2012.) 

2. The Execution of Johann Philipp Palm. The Napoleon Series' article
Johann Phillip Palm Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 17, 2012
2. Johann Phillip Palm Marker - wide view
The marker is just visible here, mounted on the Schustergasse side of Cafe Neef at about face-height, about 2 yards/meters to the right of the window.
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 moral outcry and fueled rising public opinion against Napoleon and French occupation." (Submitted on July 27, 2012.) 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
The Execution of Johann Palm image. Click for full size.
By R, Caton Woodville, circa 1903
3. The Execution of Johann Palm
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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