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Richard Puller von Hohenburg
(1454 - September 24, 1482) Switzerland

Richard Puller von Hohenburg



The knight Richard Puller von Hohenburg and his squire Anton Mätzler, accused to have a homosexual relationship, were burned at the stake in Zürich.

The habit prevailed in the first half of the thirteenth century of calling sodomites heretics. Hergemoeller reported that the Alsace knight Richard Puller von Hohenburg whom he termed a murderer and one of the most famous sodomites of the Middle Ages, was burned along with his last lover for heresy. He was said "to heretic" a boy, the term “to heteric” being used in the sense of the modern word “penetrate”.


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