Editors. "The Imperial Diet is summoned by Rudolf II". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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The Imperial Diet is summoned by Rudolf II (64 words)
Historical Context Note
Rudolf II summons the Diet of the Holy Roman Empire to raise money for repairing forts on the frontier with the Ottoman Empire. Those hostile to the Protestant Joachim Frederick of Brandenburg contest his claim to the bishopric of Magdeburg, but are ultimately quashed. Another polemical topic for discussion is the city of Aachen, where Protestants have recently taken control of the city government.15278 The Imperial Diet is summoned by Rudolf II 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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