Our Painting shows a knight in Full Armour during the Landshut Wedding 1475 Parade.For native "Landshuter`s", the "Landshuter Hochzeit 1475" - the Landshut Wedding is very special. And this "specialness" is not so easy to explain it to people from outside.
The parade, young boys and girls
It all starts, when Georg of Bayern-Landshut, called "the Rich", son of Ludwig IX of Bayern-Landshut, also called "the Rich", marries Jadwiga, daughter of Kasimir, King of Poland and Elisabeth of Habsburg. This was in 1475, when the duchy of Bayern-Landshut was the powerhouse of the southern Holy Roman Empire. It stretched far into the alps, up to Kitzbühel and Rattenberg.
Flags of Salzburg et al.
So the "Wittelsbachers" from Bavaria-Landshut were really rich, poweful and influential. The wedding party in Landshut lasted 8 days, there were 323 oxen, 1,758 sheep, 1,537 lambs, 490 calves 490 and 40,000 chickens to be eaten.
To date, all four years this wedding festival is commemorated. About the...