The Diet of Augsburg meets in the presence of Charles V (47 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

The Diet of Augsburg meets, attended by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who is determined to extirpate heresy in his dominions. Martin Luther's protege Philip Melanchthon states the case for the refomer, since Luther himself is under the ban of the Empire and therefore unable to attend.

Citation:
Editors. "The Diet of Augsburg meets in the presence of Charles V". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14444, accessed 18 January 2017.]


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  1. European Dynastic and Religious Wars 16th-17th Centuries: Germany and Central Europe

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