Citation: Editors, Litencyc. "League of Gotha created as an association of Protestant princes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14359, accessed 05 April 2020.]
League of Gotha created as an association of Protestant princes (62 words)
Historical Context Note
Litencyc Editors (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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.14359 League of Gotha created as an association of Protestant princes 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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