M¸nster Cages
Thomas M¸ntzer promoted an apocalyptic theology that advocated violence much like the views held by the M¸nsterites. They also had the same end! The M¸nsterites were killed and placed in the cages shown above.

Thomas M¸ntzer

Movement Radical Reformation
Born Stolberg, 1490
Died M¸lhausen, 1525
Significance M¸ntzer was a radical reformer and a leader of the Peasants' War. In his Sermon to The Princes at the Alstedt castle he called for the princes of Saxony to employ him as their counselor in spiritual matters and to take action against the lords. They ignored him, but he continued to call for a revolution by the poor. He was captured during a peasant uprising near Frankenhausen and was beheaded outside the walls of M¸lhausen on May 27, 1525.
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