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The year 2025 marks the 500th anniversary of the Peasants' War and the anniversary of Thomas Müntzer's death. The great uprising of the 'common people' - the peasants, craftsmen and miners - was brutally crushed in Frankenhausen. Thomas Müntzer became known as a preacher and fighter who called for the violent liberation of the peasants and joined the uprisings against the ruling power. History also tells of the intense nature of the uprisings and the peasants' willingness to use violence.

However, history is written by the victors. How much of it is true and how much is an attribution? What do we know about the peasant movement? What were the people of the time concerned about, what were they fighting for? Who was Thomas Müntzer - a preacher, a fighter or both together? And what distinguishes or connects the Peasants' War of 1525 with the other peasant movements?