An association of German Protestant princes is formed, when the
Elector John of Saxony and Philip, Landgrave of Hesse, sign the
League of Gotha. This is extended by a further agreement signed at
Torgau, creating the League of Torgau. Its aim was to oppose the
terms of the Edict of Worms, which outlawed Martin Luther and
demanded his punishment as a heretic.
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Editors. "League of Gotha created as an association of Protestant princes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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