The Tucher Family. An aristocratic Nuremberg family.
The history of the Tucher family is closely entwined with the history of Nuremberg. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg flowered politically, economically, and culturally. In the so-called “Dance Statute'' of 1521 (a politically influential town hall ball held by the magistrate of the city to which only the families of the Nuremberg aristocracy who were members of the Inner Council of the city were invited) lists twenty families who had achieved this status, among them the Tuchers. They were therefore among the most influential families during Nuremberg’s heyday. The Tucher family was represented on the town council almost without interruption until the end of the Imperial period in 1806, and during this time, members of the family regularly held high offices in city governance.