Zillertaler Inklinanten, a group of about 430 Protestants who were expelled from Ziller Valley in 1837 because of their faith. As the valley was divided between Salzburg and Tyrol (until 1803), a group of clandestine Protestants managed to stay; in 1826 numerous families left the Catholic church, a development which representatives of the province of Tyrol, the nobility and the church regarded as being dangerous for the religious unity of the province. The Zillertaler Inklinanten invoked the Edict of Tolerance (1781) without success: Emperor Franz I expressed his explicit rejection, Emperor Ferdinand I forced them into emigration. The majority of Protestants from the Ziller Valley emigrated to Silesia in Prussia (Erdmannsdorf, Ziller Valley). Protestant communities were not founded in Tyrol until 1875.
Literature: E. Sauser, Die Zillertaler Inklinanten und ihre Ausweisung im Jahre 1837, 1959.