Johannes Grünwald
Fictional Character
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Ring of Fire
Grantville Gazette VIII
1635: The Wars for the Rhine
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Germany
Occupation: Painter, Jesuit
Relatives: Marcus Grünwald (brother), Catherina (sister-in-law), Martin (nephew)

Johannes Grünwald grew up on Grünwald-an-der-Saale, his father's small estate, in Thuringia before leaving to to stay with his mother's family in France, where his remarkable talent for painting and drawing could be trained better than on the small estate at the edge of the Thuringien Forest.

Johannes became one of the foremost painters of propaganda broadsheets for the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War. However, the sight of the atrocities committed throughout the conflict, especially the Sack of Magdeburg, led him to revolt and flee for his life.

In 1633, while in Grantville, he drew political satires for Simplicissimus under the pseudonym JIGI. Johannes also met with Ulrik of Denmark.