Court case of Johann Reinhold von Patkul

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1694

Upset by the reduction, the nobles incited to ignore the kings orders. The leader of the Livonian noble opposition became Johann Reinhold von Patkul. He and his companions were tried in Stockholm, in 1694. They were charged with contempt of the king, criminal publications and rebellious activities, and found guilty. He was sentenced to death and his possessions were to be confiscated, but he managed to flee Sweden. Before the Great Northern War, Patkul was one of the main agitators against Sweden.

Image: Johann Reinhold von Patkul

Source: Ain Mäesalu, Tõnis Lukas, Mati Laur, Tõnu Tannberg. Eesti ajalugu I. Avita, Tallinn 1995
Image source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Johann_Patkul.jpg


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