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(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 ...

Schmalkaldic War

Schmalkaldic War (1546–7)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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... War or (German) Schmalkaldischer Krieg ( 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 with Maurice of Saxony , which eased the imperial conquest of southern Germany. Charles then advanced north, and the League was defeated at the battle of Mühlberg on 24 April 1547...

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Schmalkaldic War (1546–47)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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... War ( 1546–47 ) A brief and indecisive phase in the struggle between the Roman Catholic emperor Charles V and the Protestant party within the Holy Roman Empire . The defensive League of Schmalkalden was formed in the town of that name by Protestant states in 1531 . It was led by Philip of Hesse and John Frederick I of Saxony. The emperor was heavily committed elsewhere and did not come face to face with the League until 1546 . Then he crushed the League with the help of Duke Maurice of Saxony, winning a notable victory at the battle of Mühlberg...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Karl V, Kaiser

Karl V, Kaiser  

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(Ghent, 1500–58, San Geronimo de Yuste, Spain),grandson of the Emperor Maximilian I, and son of Philip of Burgundy and a Spanish mother (Joana), acceded to the Burgundian estates (Netherlands ...
Wilhelm IV

Wilhelm IV  

(1493–1550),Second duke of Bavaria, the son of Albrecht IV of Wittelsbach and Kunigunde, daughter of the Emperor Friedrich III. In March 1508, on the death of Albrecht IV, Wilhelm ...
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 ...
Augustus I

Augustus I  

(1526–86),Elector of Saxony, was born in Freiberg on 31 July 1526, the younger son of Heinrich, duke of Saxony, a member of the Albertine branch of the Wettin family. ...
Jakob Sturm

Jakob Sturm  

(1489–1553),Reformer and statesman, born in Strassburg on 10 August 1489 and educated at the universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg. He subsequently embraced the reformed faith and in 1517 entered ...
Johannes Sleidanus

Johannes Sleidanus  

(1506–56),German historian, born Johann Philippson at Schleiden (from which he derived his Latin name) in the Eifel. He studied classical languages at Liège and Cologne and jurisprudence at Paris ...
Philip

Philip  

(1504–67), Landgraf of Hesse. The most able of the German princes who supported M. Luther, he introduced the Reformation in Hesse, and in 1527 he founded the University of Marburg as a school for ...
Maximilian II

Maximilian II  

(1527–76),Holy Roman Emperor, was born in Vienna on 31 July 1527, the eldest son of the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I and his wife Anna, daughter of Ladislas, king of ...
Granvelle, Antoine Perrenot De

Granvelle, Antoine Perrenot De  

(1517–86),Cardinal and minister of Spain in the Netherlands, the son of Nicholas Perrenot de Granvelle, a notary who later became the imperial chancellor of Charles V. Antoine studied law ...
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 ...

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