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Runi-Gerardsen

Joined February 2019

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Hans Meiger von Werde, who would be known later under the name of Hans Hammer, draw and led the construction of the pulpit of the cathedral of Strasbourg for the preacher Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg between 1484 and 1485.

Johann Geiler was very famous, but also had serious problem with the Church, because he was very critical toward it. He could preach in the cathedral because the bishop of Strasbourg has been expelled of its management by the city since the 14th century, but the said bishop was not happy with the preachment of Johann Geiler. Like, really not happy at all.So he threatened him of all kind of nasty things.

Hammer installed then stone guardians, equipped like city’s militia, around the door of the pulpit, probably as a symbol of the support of the citizen to their preacher.

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