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Silesian Weavers Revolt (4 June 1845)

  • This revolt was led by the weavers of Silesia against the contractors who supplied them raw materials and gave them orders for finished textiles.
  • The contractors took advantage of the rising unemployment and reduced the prices of the finished goods that were to be paid to the weavers.
  • The weavers rose in revolt and marched in protest upto the mansion of their contractor.
  • The contractor treated them with scorns and threat.
  • The agitated weavers stormed the mansion and destroyed everything that came their way.
  • The contractor had to flee.
  • Later army was requisitioned and the contractor returned to the village.