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Landsknechte would use the arquebus, the precursor to the musket. When the Landsknechte were first formed, arquebusiers composed up to an eighth of the total number of soldiers, but the number gradually grew to be about a quarter.

Herold Johann Holland (S.31). -- "Der Ehrenbrief", bei Jakob Püterich von Reichertshausen, Ende 16. Jh. [BSB München, Cgm 9220].

Herold Johann Holland (S.31). -- "Der Ehrenbrief", bei Jakob Püterich von Reichertshausen, Ende 16. Jh. [BSB München, Cgm 9220].

c. 1501 Hans Burckmaier - Triumph of Emperor Maximilian I, King of Hungary, Dalmatia and Croatia, Archduke of Austria. Second file link PAGE 3 detail ratty hosen

1501 Hans Burckmaier - Triumph of Emperor Maximilian I, King of Hungary, Dalmatia and Croatia, Archduke of Austria. Second file link PAGE 3 detail ratty hosen

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