Editors. "Protestants in the Vatelline are massacred". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Catholic inhabitants of the Vatelline, a Swiss territory subject to the Grisons League, massacre their Protestant rulers. Aided by the support of Austrian and Spanish troops, they proclaim an independent republic.