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Anabaptist Munster Rebellion
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1534-01-23
1535-06-25
A group of communist Anabaptist lead by Jan Matthijs, and Johannes Bockelson revolted against the city of Munster Germany in which the city leaders were easily ousted. They then threw everyone out of town whom would not go along with the new collectivist rule - they were not allowed to take anything with them.

Matthijs was killed three months after the uprising, and the Jew Bockelson took his place - at which time he renamed the city to "new Zion", and then proved he was delusional by proclaiming his rule as the start of the "thousand year reign of peace" spoken of in the Bible that will happen at the second coming of Jesus. He even went as far as approving polygamy and took many wives.

The rule of the group came to an abrupt end when the Catholic church sent in troops. The leaders were quickly captured, tortured to death, and then the rotting bodies of the three most prominent rebel leaders were hung on the Catholic St. Lambert’s Church. The cages remain to this day minus the bones.