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Schmalkaldic League

A Protestant alliance formed in Schmalkalden (Thuringia) on 27 February 1531 to defend Protestant states and towns against the forces of the Emperor Charles V; the leaders of the League ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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... League or League of Schmalkalden or (German) Schmalkaldischer Bund , A Protestant alliance formed in Schmalkalden (Thuringia) on 27 February 1531 to defend Protestant states and towns against the forces of the Emperor Charles V ; the leaders of the League were Johann Friedrich I , elector of Saxony, and Philip of Hesse . In 1532 , when the imperial forces were threatened by the advance of the Ottomans, Charles V and the League signed a treaty known as the Peace of Nuremberg . The German Catholic princes responded to the threat of the...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... League . The alliance concluded at Schmalkalden in 1531 between several German Protestant princes and cities in opposition to Charles V 's ‘Recess of Augsburg’ ( 1530 ) which suppressed their religious autonomy. It united Lutherans and Zwinglians...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...Schmalkaldic League . The alliance concluded in Schmalkalden on 27 Feb. 1531 between several German Protestant princes and cities in opposition to Charles V 's ‘Recess of Augsburg’ ( 23 Sept. 1530 ) which suppressed their religious autonomy. The League united Lutherans and Zwinglians and by 1537 it included 35 states. In the years 1534–41 it was a considerable anti-Habsburg force and T. Cromwell wanted England to join it. This wish was never realized and the League was destroyed by Charles V in 1547 . E. Fabian , Die Entstehung des Schmal...

Schmalkaldic League

Schmalkaldic League  

A Protestant alliance formed in Schmalkalden (Thuringia) on 27 February 1531 to defend Protestant states and towns against the forces of the Emperor Charles V; the leaders of the League ...
Catholic League of Nuremberg

Catholic League of Nuremberg  

A league of German Catholic princes sponsored by Ferdinand I (brother of the Emperor Charles V) and constituted in 1538 as the Catholic response to the Schmalkaldic League. The impending ...
Schmalkaldic War

Schmalkaldic War  

(1546–7),A war between the Emperor Charles V and the Schmalkaldic League of Protestant princes of Germany. The turning point in the war was Charles's conclusion of a secret agreement ...
Peace of Nuremberg

Peace of Nuremberg  

(1532), a treaty between the Emperor Charles V and the Schmalkaldic League concluded at Nuremberg. The treaty was a protracted ceasefire (as the German Nürnberger Anstand indicates) rather than an ...
Mühlberg

Mühlberg  

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(24 April 1547),The final battle in the Schmalkaldic War, in which the Spanish army of the Emperor Charles V and the army of Maurice of Saxony crossed the Elbe ...
Friedrich II

Friedrich II  

(1482–1556),Elector palatine of the Rhine, shares the epithet ‘the Wise’ with Friedrich III, elector of Saxony, with whom he is sometimes confused. He was born on 9 December 1482 ...
Schmalkaldic Articles

Schmalkaldic Articles  

A doctrinal statement drawn up by Martin Luther in 1536 at the behest of Johann Friedrich, elector of Saxony, for presentation to the General Council convoked in Mantua by Pope ...
Schmalkalden

Schmalkalden  

The iron-mining town of Schmalkalden (Eng., Smalkald or Smalcald), Hesse (Thuringia), hosted and became associated with a number of significant events of the Reformation era. Notable institutions of ...
Mansfeld family

Mansfeld family  

A German dynasty seated in Mansfeld (Saxony) from the eleventh century till 1780, when it became extinct. The counts (Grafen) of Mansfeld included Albrecht III (1480–1560), the territorial lord of ...
Albrecht Alcibiades

Albrecht Alcibiades  

(1522–57),Hohenzollern margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, was born in Ansbach on 28 March 1522, the son of Casimir, prince of Bayreuth, a member of the Franconian branch of the Hohenzollern dynasty. ...
Swabian League

Swabian League  

A series of confederations of south German cities, principally in the territories of the duchy of Swabia. In English-language historiography, the term is normally used to designate the confederation ...
Moritz of Saxony

Moritz of Saxony  

(1521–1553), duke of Albertine Saxony, prince elector of Saxony after 1547.The first prince elector from the Albertine line of the house of the Wettins that emerged from the Leipzig ...
Joachim II

Joachim II  

Surnamed Hector (1505–71), Elector of Brandenburg, born on 12 January 1505, the elder son of Joachim I, elector of Brandenburg. He received his education at the imperial court. In 1524 ...
Nikolaus von Amsdorf

Nikolaus von Amsdorf  

(1483–1565), Lutheran theologian. He joined M. Luther in 1517 and accompanied him to the Disputation of Leipzig (1519) and the Diet of Worms (1521). In 1524 he went to Magdeburg to lead the ...
Herzog von Württemberg Ulrich

Herzog von Württemberg Ulrich  

(Reichenweier, Alsace, 1487–1550, Tübingen),came to the ducal throne in 1503. His extravagance led to the imposition of heavy taxes, which provoked a revolt known as ‘der Arme Konrad’ (see ...
Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous

Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous  

(1503–54),Elector of Saxony, born at Torgau on 30 June 1503, the son of the Elector Johann, who was the head of the Ernestine branch of the Wettin family. Johann ...
Lazarus Spengler

Lazarus Spengler  

(1479–1534),German Protestant leader, born in Nuremberg; he studied law at Leipzig and then returned to Nuremberg, where he became town clerk (1507) and a member of the ruling council ...

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