Editors. "Lutheranism is adopted by regional German rulers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Lutheranism is adopted by the rulers of Silesia, Pomerania, Brandenburg-Culmbach, Brunswick-Luneburg, Schleswig and Holstein, giving this growing breakaway movement from the Catholic church an important political boost.