The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Palm, Johann Philipp
A Nürnberg bookseller, tried by court-martial at the instance of Napoleon, and shot, for the publication of a pamphlet reflecting on Napoleon and his troops, an act, from the injustice of it, that aroused the indignation of the whole German people against him; "better," thinks Carlyle, "had he lost his best park of artillery, or his best regiment drowned in the sea, than shot that poor German bookseller" (1768-1806).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Palm, Johann Philipp'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/palm-johann-philipp.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.